Aussie mum breaks 3 records to raise Dh54,000

Aussie mum breaks 3 records to raise Dh54,000
Eva Clarke broke world records for most pull-ups in 12 hours and 24 hours categories.

Abu Dhabi - Although Clarke believes it's crucial for women to become leaders in life and in sport, she also believes that it is equally important to help those in need.



By Jasmine al Kuttab

Published: Sun 13 Mar 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 8:34 AM

An Australian mother of three residing in Abu Dhabi, who broke three Guinness World Records in less than 24 hours during the weekend, raised Dh54,000 for charity.
Eva Clarke, known as UAE's fittest woman, added three world records to her name, settling on 10 Guinness World Records in total. With perseverance, unlimited focus and strength, 36-year-old Clarke managed to break the records for the most pull-ups in the male and female category of one, 12 and 24-hour time-frames.
Mohammed Nauman Thakur, general manager of Al Wahda Mall, said: "The donations were accepted onsite and online. We are pleased to have raised over $14,600. All proceeds from this event goes to Task Brasil, where teenage mothers, their babies and their families have benefited from the facilities and services provided."
Speaking about why she uses her mental and physical strength to test her ultimate endurance, Clarke said: "I put my body on the line to help inspire others."
Although Clarke believes it's crucial for women to become leaders in life and in sport, she also believes that it is equally important to help those in need.
Clarke achieved 725 pull-ups in the first hour, breaking the previous record of 700. For her second record she achieved 2,740 pull-ups in 12 hours. For the 24 hours' record, Clarke broke the previous record of 3,500 in 18.5 hours. Then, she went that extra mile and continued until the 24 hours was over to achieve an immaculate 3,737 pull-ups.
jasmine@khaleejtimes.com


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