Oliver Struempfel set a new world record in beer-mug-carrying on September 7, less than two weeks before the start of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest.
Oliver Struempfel, a 38-year old tax inspector from Abensberg, Bavaria, managed to carry 27 full one-liter beer mugs – or “mass” as they are known in German – over 130 feet.
He works at the Gillemoos festival in Abensberg and took on the beer-carrying challenge after months of training.
“I have worked here in the beer tent for the past 17 years, so I have lots of training,” Oliver Struempfel told Reuters after winning the competition at the local Gillamoos beer festival.
Oliver Struempfel admitted that he could not do without “training in a fitness center, especially in winter time.”
Each mug weighed approximately 5 pounds.
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