A BARRHEAD fitness fanatic has conquered yet another world record to raise cash for a worthy cause.

William Cannon set out to become the first man to carry a 35-pound rucksack, whilst stepping on an eight-inch step box and achieving 9,000 steps.

And the 51-year-old, who holds more than 400 world records, now has another achievement to add to his illustrious list, after completing the record attempt in just eight hours on Saturday.

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William told the Barrhead News: “It was a successful attempt at becoming the first man to carry a 35-pound rucksack while stepping on an eight-inch stepping box.

“The similar record was held by Arran Mclellan of Canada who stepped on his step box for six hours before he damaged his knee caps and flexors within the legs which rendered him unable to continue.

“He managed 7,000 steps before retiring because of health issues.

“I had a lot of support from the manager and sales assistants at Poundstretcher in the Westbourne Centre in Barrhead.

“They provided drinks and snacks throughout the day and really believed I could achieve my world records before the 5pm deadline.

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“I began at 9am and finished at 5pm and it was a bright sunny day.”

More than £200 was raised for William’s chosen charity, DEBRA, which supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition.

William has been keen to support the cause after his dad’s recent experience with skin cancer.

William said previously: “My father developed cancer melanoma of the skin. 

“When I heard about the charity DEBRA, it really struck a chord with me personally.”