On Saturday September 22, world record attempts and efforts to break world records will be taking place in Laois.
A super kettlebell marathon is coming to the Laois Shopping Centre. A super kettlebell marathon involves lifting kettlebells for two hours without putting it down.
On the day there will be an International Krav Maga Federation World first attempt at a both a two hour double 16kg jerk and single 28kg jerk.
World record makers and breakers
Andrea O’Neill from Laois Girevoy club spoke to LaoisToday about the challenge.
“There are eight or nine people participating in the Supermarathon, including members from our own club.
“Carlo Fuccia is lifting the 28kg while David Keohane is lifting the two 16kg kettlebells. I’ll be lifting 12kg for two hours, Gavin Cobb will be lifting 16kg and Geraldine Strafford will be lifting 12kg,” said Andrea.
Stradbally teenager Ashley Maher will also be competing in the junior competition, lifting 8kg for two hours.
“There will be huge interest both nationally and internationally because of the world record titles involved,” added Andrea.
Laois has also previously hosted the European Kettlebell Championships in May.
Portlaoise hosted 120 athletes from all over Europe as well as hundreds of spectators and supporters over the three days.
This weekend’s super kettlebell marathon event is on Saturday, September 22, from 10am to 5pm, with three platforms on display for the day.