Derek Boyer

Shifting a 70 tonne road train.

Derek Boyer by Jules BoagMeet Australian strongman Derek Boyer. At the 18th Winton Outback Festival he set a new world record for truck pulling, by shifting a 70 tonne road train 5 metres (video [.mov, 6.2mb]).

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More recently he's tried his hand on both the big and small screen, with roles ranging from an appearance on What's Good for You to the video-game-turned-film DOA (Dead or Alive). As the Winton festival's a biennial event, it'll be interesting to see whether he chooses to compete there in 2007.


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