World record yoke walk at Veg Fest by Vegan Patrik
Image courtesy of Rich Roll on Flickr
Patrik Baboumian has entered the record books again with a 10 metre yoke walk of 550kg.
The half ton, 1210 lb weight was carried in an exhibition of vegan strength at the Toronto vegetarian festival. He finished with a roar of “vegan power.”
“It’s a bit stupid to do things like that, it really hurts” he said afterwards “but the point is to inspire people and break stereotypes that tough guys need to eat a lot of meat.”
The walk sets a new world record category over the ten metres distance, although very few people have attempted a yoke walk of over 450kg (990kg). He completed a similar feat in Berlin just a few days previously.
Afterwards Patrik joined vegan ice hockey legend Georges Laraque, vegan ultradistance triathlete Rich Roll and retired cage fighter James Wilks, who eats a plant-based diet on stage to further promote vegan sports.
This is a further record for Patrik who also has set record in log press, keg lift and front hold. With those achievements behind him we should not expect him to rest on his achievement though. He recently said:
“This is a message to all those out there who think that you need animal products to be fit and strong. Almost two years after becoming vegan I am stronger than ever before and I am still improving day by day. Don't listen to those self proclaimed nutrition gurus and the supplement industry trying to tell you that you need meat, eggs and dairy to get enough protein. There are plenty of plant-based protein sources and your body is going to thank you for stopping feeding it with dead-food. Go vegan and feel the power!”