1598 Penalties in 24 Hours: Dan Carter passes the Kickathon, an incredible challenge for him

1598 Penalties in 24 Hours: Dan Carter passes the Kickathon, an incredible challenge for him

The Dan Carter legend is well established, but the New Zealander continues to push his limits. The double world champion with the All-Blacks and retired since last year completed a challenge he set himself: scoring 1,598 penalties in 24 hours.

An iconic figure of the former Racing 92 and Perpignan player: during his phenomenal career, he scored 1,598 first-half points with his national team, which is an unparalleled world record. For hours on end, on the 22-meter line in Eden Park in Auckland, the 40-year-old retired kicked the oval to achieve success in the ‘kickathon’.

And the challenge was taken up for a good cause! Dan Carter’s performance, chaining kicks without sleep for 24 hours, raised more than 400,000 euros for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, for children in the Pacific region in need.

“When I finished my career, what I missed most was being able to test my limits. There, I have the perfect opportunity to see what I still have in my stomach,” the rugby player said before starting his adventure. After training “for seven months”, it took 1,637 attempts for the legend to pass 1,598 penalties, or 98% success. Evidence that it has not lost any of its efficacy.

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