[Sep 13]Oklahoma,US--John Wooten, the world's strongest Man, set
two new world records during the Oklahoma State Fair Centennial
Expo on Wednesday.
John Wooten strapped a harness on to his 6-foot-1-inch,
290-pound frame, chained himself to a 50,000-pound water truck and
made the 10 feet in 10.27 seconds and the 30 feet in 23.65 seconds.
The previous records for moving a 50,000-pound
truck were 10 feet in 10.5 seconds, and 30 feet in 29.65 seconds.
"And that was uphill,” he boasted as he gasped
the years, Wooten said, he's done some crazy strength tests, including
on separate occasions, pulling a 757 jet, pulling a cruise ship
and back lifting a 7,000-pound elephant.
John Morris is a 59-year-old Boston resident who
holds 139 world records in feats of strength.He makes his living
At 51 years old, he had towed a Mississippi
river boat against the current, piggybacked an elephant, stopped
two jet planes from taking off by holding them down, and pulled
a 280-ton train along a track.
John Wooten is 1,86 m (6'1") tall and weighs
132 kg (290 lb). He got his start in the strongman business in 1969
when he happened to meet a 79 kg (175 lb) man in his 70s who could
bend 60-penny railroad spikes in his bare hands and taught him how
to back-lift elephants.
Oklahoma State Fair Centennial Expo fair runs
through Sept. 23.
Jan Suffolk Todd of the US is considered the
world's strongest woman. She was the first woman to lift 1,000 pounds
in 3 power lifts