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He Jianma Prepares for Record-Breaking Hair Pull

Letchemanah 'Mighty Man' Ramsamy.Via Newspost Online : strongman He Jianma prepares for a record-breaking attempt at a hair-powered vehicle pull next month. Should be great....

Grip 'n' Rip 2.0

Get ready.They're teaming up again. Excellent....

These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

No, that's not Liu Mei.Liu Mei is currently training to break a rather unusual record - walking in a pair of custom-made lead shoes weighing in at an incredible 290kg (638lb). Very strange....

Virtual Meet : Military Bench, 20-22 Feb 2009

Virtual Meet : Military Bench, 20-22 Feb 2009.As Kris notes, 'Virtualmeet.net has truly switched into high gear of late'. If you're ready for a solid dose of strict feet-up benching, head over to the Virtual Meet site and sign up....

Grip 'n' Rip Strength Demonstration

What do you do after a 7 hour seminar? Bending, tearing, levering and other fun things. Love it....

Virgin Global Row

Following Olly Hicks.Via The Adventure Blog : fancy rowing across an ocean? How about rowing around the globe? Olly Hicks is doing just that....

Grip 'n' Rip 2009

Grip 'n' Rip 2009.A workshop with Adam Glass and Brad Nelson? Sounds perfect....

Virtual Weightlifting Meet

Virtual Weightlifting Meet.Kat pointed me to next month's Virtual Meet - an all weightlifting affair. Sounds great....

World's Longest Wall Squat

Dr Thienna Ho.Having recovered from the most sumo squats in one hour record, Dr Thienna Ho is gearing up for another bodyweight record attempt - the world's longest wall squat. Her goal? A torturous 12 hours....

World Log Lift Championship

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Bandara Targets Treadmill World Record

Treadmill running. Photo by maHidoodi.Sri Lankan H. M. S. K. W. Bandara enjoys the occasional run on a treadmill, and has his sights firmly set on a particular world record - the greatest distance run in 24 hours. The fun...

Skiing to the South Pole?

Skiing to the South Pole.Via Get Outdoors : skiing to the South Pole - now that's dedication....

Dariusz Słowik Breaks World Washing-machine Throwing Record

Dariusz Słowik.Discus thrower Dariusz Słowik has just broken the World Washing-machine Throwing Record, hoisting a 48kg machine 3.5 metres. If you've never seen washing-machine throwing before, here's a clip of the previous record-holder (Strongman Bill Lyndon) in action....

Ali Farzaneh

Ali Farzaneh brings out the clubs at the 2007 European Championship for Zurkhaneh Sports. Nice one....

Arizona Grip Strength

Arizona Grip Strength.Home of the Arizona Cactus Grip Showdown (next comp : Feb 9th, 2009), Aaron Corcorran's Arizona Grip Strength. Good stuff....

World Record Sandwich?

Assembly line.What's the last thing you want when you've just spent two days assembling what is probably the world's longest sandwich? Hungry spectators....

Fastest Lunge Mile

Hobie Call.Holbrook 'Hobie' Call has shattered Ashrita Furman's record for the Lunge Mile (just think walking lunge for 1,600m); completing it in only 24min 56sec. Good stuff....

Summit For Someone 2009

Summit For Someone.Via The Adventure Blog : where climbing meets fundraising - Summit for Someone....

Bringing the Iditarod Home

Jon Little travels on the Unalakleet river ice shortly before the checkpoint (2002). Photo by Jeff Schulz.Via The Adventure Blog : set the DVR. The Discovery Channel will be taking a look at one of the world's greatest adventure races...

Five Ten SLC Freerunning Convention

From the recent free-running convention in Salt Lake City, slcpk and Team Streetstunts in action. Good stuff....

Can You Make It?

The Adventure Blog notes an adventure race with a difference : Red Bull's Can You Make It? . The idea is simple - race across Europe using any form of transportation you like, carrying a plentiful supply of the...

Skydiving Over Everest

Holly Budge.Via Wend : skydiver Holly Budge is planning to dive from 465' above Everest to a lowly 12,350'. Sounds great....

Pod Trod

Pod Trod.BadBen takes a look at the lighter side of trail running - the Pod Trod. Great idea....

Octagon

Octagon.This is the perfect combination of my MMA and photographic interests - Octagon. Love it....

Everest Base Camp on a Unicycle

Via The Adventure Blog : Steve Colligan is getting ready to tackle more than 600 miles from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal - on a unicycle. Love it....