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Local 9-year-old does 2,200 sit-ups in hopes of breaking record

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 16:48:01-04

A 9-year-old Arvin girl is trying to break the kid's national record for most sit-ups in the shortest amount of time. 

Angela Lee lives in Arvin and earlier this week she did 2,200 sit ups in about 72 minutes. 

In May a 10-year-old girl in Kansas City, Missouri completed 2,110 sit-ups in one hour and 37 minutes. 

SEE MORE: 10-year-old Crushes Kids' National Record With 2,110 Sit-Ups at School

"I really wanted to push myself and see how far I could go," said Lee. 

Lee said she was inspired by her stepdad to get active and eat a healthy diet.

She said she started doing sit-ups every night and eventually got to the point where she and her 6-year-old sister Gracie Varwig were doing about 1,000 sit-ups every day.

Their 5-year-old little brother isn't as interested in the sit-ups, but said he wants to be a fast runner some day. 

Last week Lee said she felt like she wanted to try to push herself to beat the record and went for it. 

Perry King II, Lee's stepdad filmed the feat, counting for Lee as she pushed forward with every sit up. 

King II said he and Lee's mom Stacy Elwood are proud of her and her accomplishments and hope that this continues to instill confidence and discipline in their kids for the rest of their lives. 

"I tell her she can do anything she wants to do, they can be anything they want to be and this proves it," said King II. 

King II submitted the video the Guinness Book of World Records and is waiting to hear back. 

See the full video here.