Germany's Oliver Struempfel Smashes Beer-Carrying Record

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A 38-year old tax inspector from Abensberg in Bavaria set a new world record in "beer-mug-carrying" on Sunday, less than two weeks before the start of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest. Oliver Struempfel managed to carry 27 full one-liter beer mugs – or "mass" as they are known in German – over 130 feet. “I have worked here in the beer tent for the past 17 years, so I have lots of training,” Struempfel told Reuters after winning the competition at the local Gillamoos beer festival. Struempfel admitted that he could not do without “training in a fitness center, especially in winter time.” Each mug weighed approximately 5 pounds.