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A Gay Strongman Beat an American Record by Lifting 471 Pounds

Rob Kearney

Rob Kearney beat the previous record by five pounds.

This record is a real carry.

Rob Kearney, an out gay professional strongman competitor, beat the American record for log press over the weekend as the Giants Live Strongman event in Leeds, England, Outsports reports. Kearney lifted a 471-lb weight over his head to beat the record. The previous record holder, Robert Oberst, lifted 465 lbs.

A log press is a unique strongman event in which the athlete must get a log from the floor above their head. The log is much more cumbersome than the usual barbell and hard to get in the correct position to press.

Kearney shared video of his record-breaking lift on Instagram.

"Did what I came here to do, I proved that I AM THE BEST LOG PRESSER IN AMERICA!!" Kearney wrote. " Love ya Robert Oberst, but that record is mine now."

Kearney recently married Joey Aleixo, who was there to cheer on his husband as he broke a record.

"Moments like this make all the traveling and preparation worth every second," Aleixo posted after Kearney's win. "He has been working his butt off training while working over 40 hours a week and he still gives everything he's got when it comes to strongman. This is going to be such an amazing year for us and I can't wait to be by your side to see it all."

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