September 5, 1950 |
Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
|Occupation||Teacher for the San Bernardino County Supt. of Schools (Retired)|
|Spouse(s)||Judy (m. 1973)|
Servizio's high-school wrestling coach assigned pushups as punishment for poor performance in tournaments. He was 38 when he made his first attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records 24-hour push-up record. The attempt was unsuccessful – he quit at 30,000 pushups and fell short of the standing record by over 4,000 pushups. This was the first of four attempts in which he broke the existing records, the last being 46,001 pushups in just over twenty-two hours.