The sons of multiple record-breaking strongman Reverend Kevin Fast (Canada) have followed their father’s footsteps by breaking his record for the Heaviest vehicle pulled over 100 ft by a pair (male).
During an event in Cobourg, Ontario, Jacob, aged 23, and Matthew, 21, hauled three fire engines weighing a total of 86,350 kg (190,400 lb) over 100 ft on flat ground.
The brothers attempted this record to raise money for local Alzheimer charities because their grandfather suffers from the condition.
Bettering the previous record of 82,550 kg (181,991 lb) set by Kevin and Andrew Younghusband in April, the incredibly strong siblings stated “Wanted to beat our dad” as their reason behind attempting the record in their Guinness World Records application.
Jacob and Matthew trained for the record by dragging their pickup truck up a hill, gradually adding more weight each time.
Speaking to local media outlet Northumberland News, Jacob explained: “In training, you never get close. You just have to hope for the best and pray to God you can pull it.”
At the same event, 53-year-old Rev. Kevin bettered his 2008 record for the Heaviest vehicle pulled over 100 ft (male), attempting it “while I think I still can”.
He successfully achieved a new record of 68,090 kg (150,112 lb 12 oz).
Kevin, who appears in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book, holds a number of current records including Most people supported on the shoulders, Heaviest aircraft pulled and Heaviest vehicle pulled with an arm wrestling move.