Say hello to Andy Steinfeldt, Minnesota's newest world record holder

He planked for 38 minutes straight on his 71st birthday.
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Andy Steinfeldt turned 71 years old Tuesday.

To celebrate, he headed down to Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park with family and friends, set himself on the floor of the gym, and planked.

For 38 straight minutes.

Steinfeldt, according to the center, set a new world record in his age group for longest time doing an abdominal plank.

It might be one of the least impressive things he's done recently.

He beat prostate cancer, endured another surgery after doctors accidentally left a needle in him, survived a blood clot in his leg that required a major operation, pushed through the collapse of his previous company and endured the death of his father and many friends, Lakeshore Weekly News reported last year. He also speaks five languages and qualified for the Senior Games (basketball, long jump, high jump and triple jump).

And now the St. Louis Park High School grad is nearing a Guinness World Record. The previous top time, according to WCCO, was 36 minutes, 58 seconds. KARE 11 reports that Guinness still needs to confirm Steinfeldt's achievement.

But even if they don't, Steinfeldt is clearly a champ. Plus, there's always next year's birthday.

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