Oliver Strümpfel sets new beer-carrying record

Waiter lugged 29 steins an impressive 40 metres

German man Oliver Strümpfel has proven that he can hold his drink better than most by setting a new world record for carrying one-litre steins of beer.
Strümpfel, 46, thrilled a beer tent full of cheering onlookers at the Gillamoos festival when he lugged 29 full glasses (called Maß in German) 40 metres - 131ft.

The load weighed about 70 kilograms (154 pounds).
Looking exhausted but satisfied after claiming the new Guinness world record, Strümpfel said: “I’ve been going to the gym three or four times a week since February.
“It’s really cool to think that the 200 hours I’ve put in was all for the 40 seconds I just ran.”
The festival takes place in the town of Abensberg in central Bavaria.

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Earlier the same day (September 3, 2017) Strümpfel had broken the previous record by carrying 27 steins, but wanted to try raising his game to 31.
A couple didn’t make the waiter’s power walk across the tent, but 29 survivors were still enough for a new record.

Above: Oliver Strümpfel at work.

Ready for the festival

And if you head to this year’s Munich Oktoberfest you just might see Strümpfel doing what he does best - he’s been working as a waiter in the Ochsenbraterei tent since 2008.

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The women’s world record for the most beer steins carried over 40 metres was set in Mesenich in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 2008, when Anita Schwarz carried 19 of the frothy glasses 40 metres.

September 4, 2017

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