A Big Rig ... Towed By a Man

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A Big Rig ... Towed By a Man

A participant pulls a truck loaded with men during the Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular.

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Trucks generally move under their own power, but if the engine won't start on your big rig, you might want to call Rev. Kevin Fast for help. The Canadian minister-strongman, who oversees a 120-member congregation at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cobourg, Ont., has made a hobby out of pulling trucks with sheer brawn.

In 1996, he earned his first entry in the Guinness Book of World Records by towing a 17.6-ton (16-metric-ton) truck for 98.4 feet (30 meters). Six years after that, he improved the record by towing a 28.6-ton (26-metric ton) fire truck the same distance, and in 2008, moved the standard even higher, by dragging a truck weighing 63.1 tons (57.2 metric tons). As Fast once explained to a newspaper reporter, his motto is "Go big, or go home" [source: National Post]. In addition to his truck-towing records, Fast also set the record for aircraft by towing a 208-ton (188.7-metric-ton) plane in 2009 [source: Catel].

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