BRIAN SHAW'S WORLD RECORD 733 LB STONE LIFT | The Strongest Man in History | History

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BRIAN SHAW'S WORLD RECORD 733 LB STONE LIFT | The Strongest Man in History | History
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  • ROBERT: This is what we came
  • boys, these stones right here--
  • the Dinnie Stones.
  • For our final challenge in Scotland,
  • we're going to try and pick up and walk
  • with the legendary Dinnie Stones.
  • Donald Dinnie was the first super athlete
  • and honestly succeeded in almost anything he tried.
  • These are probably one of the most iconic
  • things in strength history.
  • NARRATOR: These two legendary Scottish boulders
  • were originally used as counterweights
  • during the construction of the Potarch bridge.
  • In 1860, Donald supposedly carried them
  • 17 feet across the width of that bridge.
  • So how are we going to pick these things up?
  • Supposedly, how he did it was he would pick and kind of,
  • like, hip thrust, drop back down,
  • step forward, pick, drop back down.
  • So it wasn't one continuous walk.
  • It was more of a up-down, up-down motion.
  • Right.
  • But there is a record for continuous walk,
  • it's a farmer's walk type carry.
  • You pick it at the sides, and it's one continuous walk
  • without dropping them.
  • And the record on that is just a little bit over eight feet.
  • So what are the exact combined weight of these stones?
  • So the big boy here is 414 and 1/2 pounds.
  • The little guy is 318 and 1/2 pounds, with a combined
  • weight of 733 pounds.
  • Jeez.
  • They're awkward.
  • They're big.
  • They're a lot tougher than it looks.
  • A lot of men have come, a lot of men have tried,
  • and a lot of men have failed to even break
  • these things off the ground.
  • If you can even lift the stones, you
  • get your name permanently put in the Dinnie Stones record book.
  • Let's go get geared up and get after this.
  • - Sounds good. - Cool.
  • Let's do it.
  • [applause]
  • All right, guys.
  • Just so you know, this white tape right here
  • is the current world record for the farmer style
  • carry with these stones.
  • Yup
  • OK?
  • You carry them in one fluid motion without dropping them,
  • from that line pass here, you own the world record.
  • OK.
  • Let's get it, guys. On you, Obie.
  • Good luck.
  • Ha, ha, get up.
  • Get up!
  • Come on!
  • [music playing]
  • [cheering]
  • Let's go, Obie. Let's go.
  • Let's go.
  • ROBERT: Ooh.
  • I had to drop.
  • It basically pried open my fingers
  • until it came out of my hands.
  • Ah, my hands are done, no, no.
  • Hands are done?
  • It was like holding 1,000 razor
  • blades digging into your hand.
  • Thanks, guys.
  • [groaning]
  • All right.
  • Let's go, Nick.
  • Come on, Nick.
  • [music playing]
  • [cheering]
  • Nice.
  • Good job, Nick.
  • Yeah, I measured that.
  • Come on, Ed.
  • Come on, Ed.
  • Let's go.
  • [cheering]
  • ROBERT: Up, up, up!
  • There you go, slow.
  • Slow!
  • ED: Holding onto the stones for so long,
  • I can literally feel the flesh in my hands tearing,
  • the skin tearing.
  • [cheering]
  • [bleep]
  • Nice work, dude.
  • Wow.
  • Oh my, look at that.
  • ROBERT: Oh, yeah.
  • Oh my god.
  • My hands are literally on fire.
  • Everything's cracked and creased,
  • and there's blood coming out my fingers.
  • That was one of the most painful things I've ever had
  • to do in my strongman career.
  • That was genuinely really painful.
  • There are moments in time as a strongman where the world seems
  • to stop because you're presented with a strength challenge
  • that you've heard about your entire life.
  • And the Dinnie Stones has been a feat of strength
  • that's been on my bucket list.
  • Commence. Come on.
  • Let's go.
  • Up!
  • Come on, B.
  • Brian is attempting to break the world
  • record in the continuous carry of the Dinnie Stones.
  • [music playing]
  • [cheering]
  • ROBERT: Let's go, Brian.
  • Come on.
  • - Come on! - Keep it going.
  • Keep it going. - Come on.
  • You got three feet, Brian.
  • Let's go.
  • [cheering]
  • Yes!
  • [applause]
  • 11 feet, 6 and 1/2 inches.
  • Brian, you just broke the world record for farmers
  • carry on Dinnie Stones.
  • Getting the opportunity to come to Scotland,
  • take on the Dinnie Stones, that's something I'll never
  • forget for the rest of my life.
  • I'm at a loss for words, Brian.
  • That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
  • BRIAN: Yeah. - That was really cool, man
  • BRIAN: I appreciate that, man.
  • Well done, Brian.
  • Thank you, guys.
  • Since all four of us successfully lifted the Dinnie
  • Stones, we got invited by the official record keeper
  • to permanently ink our names in the record book.
  • Brian, you have an entry for a full lift,
  • but you also have lift for a farmer's lift and carry.
  • All right.
  • So that is the world record.
  • That's 11 feet and 6 and 1/2 inches.
  • Awesome.
  • Yeah, buddy.
  • That was so cool.
  • Good job, buddy.
  • Thanks, brother.
  • That book is going to stay with those stones
  • forever, so anybody 50, 100 years from now
  • can look back and see my name in there
  • and what I accomplished with those stones.
  • All right.
  • You guys ready to eat?
  • Always.
  • Yeah.

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In Scotland, the strongmen attempt to lift and carry the legendary 733 lb. Dinnie Stones a record breaking 8'2" in this scene from Season 1, "Stronger Than a Scotsman".
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