Monday, December 9, 2013
Most Cars Pulled By One Man: Zydrunas Savickas breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
Druskininkai, Lithuania--Zydrunas Savickas, five-times World Strongest Man champion and widely regarded as the one of the greatest strongmen of all time, towed 12 new Nissan Notes weighing in at a total 28,530 pounds (12,941 kg), breaking the Guinness World Records' record for the Most Cars Pulled By One Man,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Zydrunas Savickas set a new world record for the "Most Cars Pulled By One Man" when he towed 12 new Nissan Notes weighing in at a total 28,530 pounds (12,941 kg). (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Heaviest aircraft pulled by a man was set by Kevin Fast (Canada), who pulled a CC-177 Globemaster III, weighing 188.83 tonnes (416,299 lb), a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in) at Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, Canada.
Guinness World Record also recognized the world record for the heaviest house pulled by an individual; it weighed 35.9 tonnes (79,145 lb) and was achieved by Kevin Fast (Canada) who pulled the house a distance of 11.95 metres (39 ft 2.47 in) in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.
Savickas, five-times World Strongest Man champion and widely regarded as the one of the greatest strongmen of all time, only had one attempt to set the new record.
Wearing a specialized pulling harness and rope arrangement, he pulled the 12 Nissan Notes over five meters, accomplishing the feat in a staggering 32.9 seconds.
Despite an extra 45 litres of loading space and enough legroom to accommodate the 1.91m strong man, the all-new Nissan Note is 21kg lighter than its predecessor.
"We at Nissan like setting records and are always aiming high. Today we are delighted to have been able to help Zydrunas set another world record and to see so many people turn out to support him. It was a great way to mark the end of the Lithuanian COTY camp," said Taina Erkkilä, Communication Director of Nissan Nordic Europe.
On the completion of the record attempt, Savickas commented: "It is always great to set a new record. Once I got into my stride pulling the 12 Nissan Notes was fine. Obviously, a big thank you to Nissan for helping me set the record and making it all possible."
Savickas was presented with an official certificate from Guinness World Records representative Jack Brockbank, marking this major achievement from the strongman.
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