Aurora man seeks to reclaim exercise record

May 5, 2008 6:51:26 AM PDT
Until last summer, 50-year-old George Hood of Aurora held the world record for continuous exercise by a human being -- 111 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds on a stationary bicycle. Then his record was broken by another cyclist from Tasmania.

Now Hood wants to be the record-holder again by cycling on a spin bike for more than 132 hours straight, and raising $50,000 for the YMCA's Spin for Kids event.

The retired Drug Enforcement Agency investigator began his attempt Sunday night at the Fry Family YMCA in Naperville. He is projected to finish on the morning of May 11.