Australian strongman pulls 44,753-pound hydraulic crane

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Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An Australian bodybuilder broke a world record by using only his upper body to pull a 44,753-pound hydraulic crane a distance of 16.4 feet.

Guinness World Records announced Jordan "Biggie" Steffens, 33, broke the record for the heaviest vehicle pulled with the upper body.


GWR's rules required Steffens to be in a seated position for the attempt to ensure he was using only his upper body to pull.

The strongman took the record from Canadian Kevin Fast, who pulled a 28,850-pound bus a distance of 16.4 feet in New York in 2021.

Steffans said he trained for the record for about six months, focusing on his back and arm muscles.

The bodybuilder repeated his record-breaking feat just a few weeks later at the 2023 Royal Adelaide Show, where he raised more than $25,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation.

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