Michelle Obama Holds Jumping Jacks World Record

The First Lady had 300,265 people jump in a 24-hour period.

Posted: 12/14/2011 04:38 PM EST

Michelle Obama has broken the world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The First Lady sent an e-mail Monday saying her attempt to break the stat with 300,265 participants was a success.

Obama led about 400 elementary and middle-school students from Washington, D.C. in doing jumping jacks on the White House's South Lawn. Other jumping jacks events were held worldwide on Oct. 11.

The initiative was in support of her Let's Move! campaign and was organized by National Geographic Kids magazine.


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