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Navy veteran works to reclaim world record title

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was a display of strength, stamina, and inspiration at the Louisville Slugger museum on Saturday, as 56-year-old Navy veteran Rodney Hahn attempted to break the world record for the most pull-ups within 24 hours. 

The record attempt is part of the Bionic Gloves exhibit at the museum.

In 2016, Hahn set a record by doing 6,844 pull-ups in 24 hours, but a challenger broke that record not long after with 7,600.

Now, Hahn is back to reclaim the title.

He's been training for months, and between reps he focuses on nutrition, hydration and stretching.

Hahn said there is a simple strategy to get where he needs to be.

"To make little goals along the way to finally get to the large, big goal at the end. So I make little goals every 99 minutes and I have a goal to do so many an hour so that by the time I get to the end I am there," he said.

Hahn's goal was to get more than 7,600 pull ups by 11 a.m. Sunday, but called it quits at 4,957 with nine hours left to go. 

The veteran said he was in too much pain to continue because of a broken finger that he injured in the past. 

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