In Kryvyi Rih, eight strongest people of Ukraine have set a new national record for pulling a dump truck. It was timed to coincide with three significant dates at once - the 15th anniversary of Metinvest Group, the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence and the professional holiday - the Day of the Metallurgist and the Miner.
To warm up, the strongmen twice tried to move an empty dump truck weighing 156 tons. A so-called drawbar was tied to the car, to which four pairs of athletes were attached. Moving their legs and arms along a special ladder, they pulled the dump truck behind them.
“It is very significant that people who are really strong in spirit have gathered at the site. After all, miners' records are very similar to the records of weightlifters, ”commented Andrey Skachkov, General Director of Severny GOK.
After trial runs, the Caterpillar was loaded with rock, and the weight of the machine almost doubled. In the fight for a new national record, one of three attempts to stir up the career heavy truck was successful.
The panel of judges headed by Vasily Virastyuk recorded the result: eight people moved and pulled a dump truck weighing 293 tons over a distance of 44 centimeters in 53.78 seconds. Serhiy Konyushok, President of the Strongman Federation of Ukraine, noted that the achievement of athletes can also claim a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Already on August 24, on the Independence Day of Ukraine, athletes will try to set a new record - to budge and stretch the Mriya plane.