Inland Empire man reaches 4,000 push-ups in 24 hrs for homeless veterans

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An Inland Empire man raising money for homeless veterans by attempting to break a world record fell short of his goal, but an injury did not stop him from pushing forward. (KABC)

An Inland Empire man raising money for homeless veterans by attempting to break a world record fell short of his goal, but an injury did not stop him from pushing forward.

Jeff Myers attempted to become the first person ever to do 50,000 push-ups in 24 hours.

His effort began Saturday night at streamline fitness in Murrieta. Unfortunately, he was nursing a shoulder injury, which led him to stop at 4,000 push-ups, he told Eyewitness News on Sunday.

Myers said he hopes to raise $1 each push-up for the charity Wounded Warriors Project.

The charity will use the money for a housing program that helps combat veterans suffering from traumatic injuries.

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