Malaysian drags train with teeth for record

A Malaysian man with a mouth of steel on Thursday beat his own world record and dragged three train coaches 2.8 meters (nine feet) using only his teeth, his manager said.

Malaysian drags train with teeth for record
A Malaysian man with a mouth of steel on Thursday beat his own world record and dragged three train coaches 2.8 meters (nine feet) using only his teeth, his manager said.

Raja Gigi, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for pulling the heaviest weight, grappled with nearly 300 tonnes of metal (660 pounds) in an effort to beat his 2003 record and mark Malaysia's 50th year of nationhood.

"It went extremely well, he's broken the world record," said his manager Anna Chidamber, adding that 41-year-old Raja was "very happy" with his feat.

She said the Malaysian records board would verify the attempt on Monday, and they would then submit an application to the Guinness World Record book.

About 200 Malaysians and a few curious tourists gathered at Kuala Lumpur's historic railway station to watch Raja, who made three attempts to pull the coaches along the track before settling on his 2.8-metre haul.

Raja, whose real name is Rathakrishnan Velu, currently holds the record for pulling a train weighing 260.8 tonnes a distance of 4.2 metres.

AFP
Last Mod: 31 Ağustos 2007, 07:24
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