World Record Set By Vegan Strongman

I had the honor of interviewing Patrik Baboumian in May of 2012. Now, over a year later, Patrik has broken another world record (he already holds the world record for beer keg lifts and overhead log lifts) and “carried a yoke loaded with just over 550 kilograms 10 metres across a stage at the Harbourfront Centre on Sunday afternoon — at Toronto’s Vegetarian Food Festival,” according to MetroNews.ca. Read the full article here. That’s over 1220 lbs (ironically, the average weight of a steer typically killed for meat)!

Patrik, one of the strongest men alive, did a nice spot for Peta Germany last year, as well:

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Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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