Monday, February 11, 2019

Veteran attempting to break Guinness World Record for "suicide awareness"

World Record attempt to raise awareness about veteran suicide

My Champlain Valley
Posted: Feb 11, 2019

BERLIN, Vt - On March 22, Jason Mosel will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most 'chest-to-ground burpees' in 12 hours to raise awareness for veteran suicide.
Jason Mosel. On Friday, March 22, Mosel will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most chest to ground burpees in 12 hours in an attempt to raise awareness of veteran suicide.

Mosel is hoping to beat the current record of 4,556. The event will be held at Snap Fitness in Berlin.

Mosel says his personal record is 3,000, which he did during the second night of the Death Race in July of 2018. At the age of 33, he says he does a minimum of 3,000 burpees per week and is ready to grab the record-holding title.

Mosel is a former Marine with a deployment to Iraq under his belt. After returning from that deployment, he says he struggled with depression, sleepless nights, and alcoholism. The struggles came to a head In 2005, when he attempted suicide.

Mosel says this effort is an attempt at pulling back the cover of veteran suicide, and the stigma of depression in general. The topic is something he has a real connection with, and is why he's streaming the event live online.
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