George E. Hood

George Hood Attempts 6th GWR for the "Plank"

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Read why George is making this particular attempt and please DONATE generously in direct support of George's plank attempt on behalf of the American Heart Association.

Read more about the Heartchase and George's plank attempt on April 20, 2013.

George previously broke the Plank Record at 2 HOURS on Thurs. Nov. 15, 2012!  Check it out at www.facebook.com/FiveSeasonsBurrRidge.

Learn more about George's plank record in conjunction with GWR Natl World Records Day.


George is to be featured in upcoming film Breaking and Entering a Chump Change Production. View the trailer and the movie's website at: http://www.breakingandenteringdoc.com.

See additional YouTube Videos:
Breaking the prior record
Wrapping it up/home-stretch at 1 hour, 20 minutes, and change
George's acceptance speech

George Hood's kids at Plank GWR Event   George Hood's Plank GWR Event


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This is the online resource that features up-to-date information, news and highlights from my GWR fundraising events which resulted in 4 GWR's and over approximately $100,000 for various charity organizations. Previous GWR events included rides in January, 2007 on behalf of Illinois Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and July 2007, on behalf of the Kiwanis of Willowbrook Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL, as well as in May 2008, in Naperville, IL, on behalf of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

Nearly a year ago, in April 2010, I and the crew of RGR embarked on a 175 hour ride on behalf of the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund and the Fox Valley United Way. As we all know, that ride fell short of the then GWR mark of 200 hours. However, valuable and insightful lessons for myself and validated by a core group of dedicated volunteer crew members and supporters, compelled me to attempt the record again in the Fall of 2010. The Fall event was followed around the world by a host of countries and tremendous supporters who never waivered in their support of my mission to raise money for Gunnar Hotchkin, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. That event resulted in my setting the new GWR of 222 hours, 22 minutes and 22 seconds and was done so with such strength and conviction that many critics and potential challengers now wonder what is the secret that propels one to such success. Well, the secret will remain just that until such time as it may be discovered by those willing to make the journey that I have.

Although I'm very proud of my accomplishments, I'm even more proud of the countless volunteers, friends and supporters, near and far, who crewed for me in one capacity or another over the last several rides and who made my events a success. My crew and I achieved this success with absolute humility, and an unselfish commitment to helping others.

My journey, much of which is documented on this site and in countless articles on the web, has been a memorable one. The events, as they've come to be known, were genuine success stories from a fundraising and cause awareness perspective. I am, and most likely will forever be, the only man in the world to have set the GWR endurance record on the stationary bike on 3 separate occasions. My rides have inspired so many and for all the right reasons. So, going forward, its my goal to continue to raise money for worthwhile causes with my bike being the catalyst to inspire others to give from their hearts and to respect the efforts put forth by so many to achieve such unheralded success.

I'm available to help you and/or your organization, so please don't hesitate to reach out via email at trainer4663@yahoo.com. Let me know where I might find a place for you on the crew of the next Ride George Ride event! And yes, there will be another event. In the meantime, stay inspired!

View George’s video from the 2008 GWR Ride.

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This event sponsored in generous part by
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HOOD’s fuel of choice for world record training!

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This event is also sponsored by
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In Heroic Memory of Gunnar Hotchkin