A FORMER Bradford Bulls player is aiming to break a world record today (December 7).

Ryan Smith, who also used to play for Keighley Cougars and Dewsbury Rams in a 10-year career, is attempting to complete more than 9,119 chest-to-ground burpees in 24 hours.

It comes after he beat the world record for the feat in 12 hours five years ago.

Then Bradford-born Ryan was raising funds for the treatment of a child battling a rare form of cancer.

Now he will be donating the money raised to the Life for a Kid association - supporting their efforts to improve the lives of children facing medical challenges.

The 35-year-old, who lives in Portugal, said: "I believe that this event has the potential to inspire our community, showcasing the strength of determination and the impact we can make when we come together for a greater purpose.

"I'm a fitness fanatic and competed in men's physique and now in Hyrox where I've just made the world championships.

"This 24-hour challenge will, however, be the toughest challenge I've ever put my body and mind through."

Ryan has already raised over £1,000 for the charity.

If you would like to add to that tally, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/page/life-for-a-kid-rugby-league-allstars-1700035011470?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Flife-for-a-kid-rugby-league-allstars-1700035011470&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share