Two men walk in a park, one pushes a lawnmower, the other walks by his side. One looks at the camera with thumbs up. The other looks at the ground.
Peter during his mammoth 24-hour lawnmower challengeImage by: Peter Bujewicz
Two men walk in a park, one pushes a lawnmower, the other walks by his side. One looks at the camera with thumbs up. The other looks at the ground.
Two men walk in a park, one pushes a lawnmower, the other walks by his side. Both look at the ground.
23 November 2023

Movember’s latest world record holder – Peter Bujewicz

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Mo Bro Peter Bujewicz, aka Mr Mo it All, aka the Mower Man, has broken the Guinness World Record for pushing his lawnmower the longest distance in 24 hours, ever. The record was previously set at 124 km by fellow Mo Bro Bradley Brown, this time last year. Peter’s new record stands at a whopping 127.57 km, mowing his electric 18v dual battery powered 37cm Victa mower further than any man has mowed before, while raising over $20,000 for Movember.

The 37-year-old from Southwest Sydney sat down with us to talk through his record attempt and motivation behind such a feat.

Firstly, tell us about your fundraising challenge this year. It is a familiar one to us here at Movember. What inspired you to push this world record even further?

I had followed the previous record holder's attempt, Bradley Brown, closely. After the month of the Mo 2022, I was reflecting on Bradley's efforts over a beer with a mate, and I jokingly told him, “I think I could beat that”. I found inspiration the more we chatted. So, I decided to seize the opportunity and attempt the record myself, all in the name of men's health.

I hear Bradley has been a great support to your record attempt. Can you tell us more about his input?

One of the best lessons I have learnt in life is when attempting something, gain advice from those who have already done it. So, I reached out to Bradley to have a chat. He was super positive and happy to pass the baton on, plus giving me insights into his attempt and what was involved.

We love Mo Bro’s helping each other out. Talk us through the attempt on Saturday 18th Mo, how did the body hold up? What were some of your darkest moments and how did you get through them?

The attempt was gruelling and a lot harder than I first anticipated. I was fortunate to get through the first 12 hours reasonably comfortably. I had great support walking through the night, but I didn’t account for the dew in the evening, which left me with rather wet feet and some pretty hefty blisters.

Once the sun came up, the heat really broke me down. I finished the next evening with heat stroke. I had a lot of pain and stiffness from the lactic acid and cortisol build up. However, I was supported and cheered on by friends, family, and the community throughout the entire 24-hour effort. As fatigue set in, their cheers and encouraging words became the fuel that kept me moving forward. Their presence made every step and every moment count.

What was taken away from the event? Did you have some good conversations with others about men's health and Movember?

The event was an enriching experience on so many levels. What stood out the most was the genuine sense of community that unfolded throughout the 24 hours. Engaging in conversations about men's health and Movember became more than discussions, it became an exchange of stories, support, and shared commitment. The connections formed during the event underscores the importance of open dialogue.

It wasn't just about a record attempt, it was about building connections and sparking meaningful conversations to create positive change. This year's fundraising is one that I believe many will remember for years to come.

Congrats on the huge achievement! Why did you first get involved with Movember?

My initial reasoning for getting involved in Movember was to use it as a platform to build stronger bonds and connections with my work mates. This evolved over the years through the conversations I had and the frightening reality of how many people, within my own workplace and community, that were affected in the areas Movember supports.

I Mo today, because it is increasingly apparent that there is still a lot of work to do in the men's health space. I have always wanted to have a louder voice, a broader reach, and a bigger impact. This evolved into a way I felt I could do just that, through a Guinness World Record attempt.

What are some messages you want to send to new Mo Bros out there? And any special shout outs?

I would say welcome to the awesome journey of growing for a cause. Embrace the experience, the things you do genuinely contribute to making a real impact for men's health. Start a conversation, the outcomes might surprise you. Everything regarding my fundraising attempt started with conversations and gained the support of many, give it a shot and don't be afraid to set lofty goals.

I'd like to say a genuine, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all my sponsors, volunteers, gym family, community, and my family for believing in me. Your support and contributions made my 2023 fundraising attempt a success. I am very grateful and appreciative for each and every one of you.

And lastly, should we expect Bradley to come back next year and attempt the record again? Could this become a yearly battle?

Haha! I think anyone who has done it once would be crazy to attempt it again, However I have heard a whisper of another Mo Bro considering it for 2024.... Watch this space!

Show your support to Mr Mo it All and donate to Peter’s Mo Space.