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German waiter breaks world record for carrying beer

A German man has carried 29 beer steins to break his own world record. The feat involved months of strength and technique training.

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Beer-carrying record broken

Oliver Strümpfel carried 29 beer steins at the Gillamoos fair in the Bavarian town of Abensberg on Sunday, smashing his previous record of 25 steins to enter beer history.

In a beer tent packed with drinking onlookers, Strümpfel made two attempts at carrying the frothy steins down the 40 meter (131 ft) walkway. In the first run, he carried 27 steins and broke his own record.

The waiter then decided to up the ante and try for 31, but one stein fell and another lost more than 10 percent of its beer, therefore counting as 29 steins.

Twenty-nine steins of beer weigh about 70 kilograms (154 pounds).

"I have been training since February three or four times a week in the gym, and that is awesome when I think that is 200 hours all for the 40 seconds I just ran," Strümpfel said.

At next year's Gillamos fair Strümpfel plans to beat his own record again.

"I know that I can carry more than 30 steins," he said.

cw/rc (dpa, Reuters)

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