Warren Wright powers through 24 hours for cancer

What's in a day: Tamworth's Warren Wright set four world records as he pumped it out for 24 hours, pushing his body to the limit to help find a cure for cancer.

What's in a day: Tamworth's Warren Wright set four world records as he pumped it out for 24 hours, pushing his body to the limit to help find a cure for cancer.

Warren Wright doubled the amount of Guinness World records he holds after completing another gruelling 24 hour challenge, although it is not the accolades he is after, but a cure.

The local ultra-athlete punished himself through four six hour disciplines at Anytime Fitness, going non-stop for 24 hours on his mission to raise funds to “cure cancer.” 

After smashing out 76 kms on the rowing machine, he then rode 201 kms on a stationary bike, followed by an 81 km hit-out on the cross trainer before finishing by taking 30,000 steps as he climbed 1720 floors on a powermill.

All four were world records in themselves, but when combined brought the champions lifetime tally to nine, although it was the awareness and $7000 raised for the Cancer Council that counts to the athlete most.

“I was very glad and very tired when I finished -I just want to help find a cure for cancer,” Mr Wright said.

“It’s 60 per cent mental and 40 per cent physical so I just put my head down and get into it.” 

The hospital worker has never been short of stamina or shied away from a challenge, doing several previous 24 hour challenges to now hold nine world records, although previous efforts have only seen him focus on one machine.

“The powermill was last and it was the hardest. I did it for 24 hours last year, although getting off the cross trainer and on to the powermill was a real challenge,” Mr Wright said.

“It was great to have so much support on the day, and the donations are still coming in which is great.” 

The champion of long distance has also completed 41 Relay for Life challenges, and currently holds the crown for the Caboolture 48 hour race, which he plans on defending next month.

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