A Hudson Valley man is attempting to spend up to three days breaking a world record.

Up until a year ago Frank Duncan had never even hit a speed bag. But now, the Woodstock man is attempting to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by hitting the bag for at least 48 hours. The current record is just over 30 hours, a length that Duncan claims to have already surpassed while practicing on his own.

Duncan discovered his talent for speed bagging by accident after participating in a fitness course last year. Trainers at Mac Fitness in Kingston learned that the 53 year old was an accomplished drummer. His ability to keep rhythm seemed to made him a natural at the speed bag. A year later, Duncan is in the best shape of his life and ready to take on the world record.

We talked with Frank Duncan this week as he was preparing to make history:

You can stop by and cheer on Duncan as he punches his way to a record at Mac Fitness on Route 9W in Kingston. The event will be open to the public starting Friday, January 13 at 10am and will benefit two local charities; People's Place and Mac Fit Kids.