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Local teacher and strength coach breaks world record for number of steel spikes bent in one minute

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Bill Clark

VESTAL (WBNG) -- A local body-builder has broken a new world record, and used the opportunity to spread an inspiring message about inner strength.

8 steel spikes bent in under a minute- a new world record set by local man Bill Clark.

This doubles the number previously recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

It all happened at Binghamton University Tuesday evening in front of dozens of supportive students and community members.

While proud of his accomplishment, Clark says the record breaking feat wasn't even the most important part of today's event.

His first mission is always to inspire others by spreading his message on how to manage stress and anxiety.

"Stress and anxiety are not the enemy, it's uncontrolled anxiety and stress," says Clark. "Those are your real enemies. There's a way to channel them and a way to use them. And quite frankly my message tonight is going to be 'hey, I'm right there with you.' I'm gonna be up on that stage and don't think for a second that I'm not anxious."

This isn't the only world record Clark holds. In 2018, he broke the record for most license plates broken in a minute.

Clark works as a teacher and strength coach at both Chenango Valley High School and Binghamton University.

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