George Hood (born in 1958) broke the record for the longest plank in 2020 at the age of 62. He held the plank for 8 hours and 15 minutes in Chicago, IL. The previous record was held by 45-year-old Mao Weigdong of China, who held a plank for 8 hours and 1 minute in 2016. Hood is a former Marine and Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Hood said he trained seven hours a day for about 18 months leading up to the record-breaking event.