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Ukrainian strongmen pull world's heaviest cargo plane

Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A team of eight Ukrainian strongmen used ropes to pull the world's largest and heaviest cargo plane just over 14 feet in 1 minute, 14 seconds.

The team of bodybuilders hauled the Antonov An-225 Mriya, a 628,300-pound cargo plane built in 1988 in the Soviet Union, on the tarmac at Hostomel Airport, northwest of Kiev.

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The feat, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, was declared a record by Ukraine's national record book.

Representatives said they plan to submit the feat for recognition from Guinness World Records.

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