Most chin ups in 24 hours
Idai Makaya
5,340 total number
United Kingdom (Milton Keynes)
Age Restriction: Applications for this record title will only be accepted if the applicant is 16 years of age or over.

The most chin ups in 24 hours is 5,340, and was achieved by Idai Makaya (UK), in Milton Keynes, UK, on 25-26 September 2020.

Idai (46), a health and fitness coach, surpassed the previous record by 246 reps.

Idai lost his brother Garai in 2017 after a skydiving accident in South Africa. Garai had been a keen skydiver who used his skydiving activities to raise money for charitable causes in Botswana.

Idai took on the chin-ups 24-hour world record attempt in memory of his late brother and to raise awareness and funds for a project which he started working on in 2018 when he completed a 1,720-mile endurance ride twice across Britain on a stand-up bike to set a new Guinness World Records title for fastest return journey from Land's End to John-O'-Groats by elliptical cycle (male).

The goal of his project is to set up a charitable foundation in Garai’s memory and to make a documentary film about Garai Makaya and the skydiving community he founded in Botswana. The proceeds of the documentary film will also support the charitable foundation.