Vegan Strongman Sets New World Record

Patrik Baboumian, a 34-year-old German strongman, recently lifted 550 kg (approximately 1,212 pounds!) at Torontoís Vegetarian Food Festival, and carried it 10 meters, potentially breaking the world record for “heaviest yoke carry traveling 10 meters.”

Can you guess what he yelled after he finished this feat?

No, not owwww! He yelled “Vegan power!

In an interview with Toronto’s Star,†Baboumian says: “Itís a bit stupid to do things like that, it really hurtsÖ But, the point is to inspire people and break stereotypes that tough guys need to eat a lot of meat.”

Baboumian, a life-long animal lover†became a vegetarian in 2006.

He tells the Star, “‘One day, I just thought, if you see a bird with a broken leg, you really have the urge to do something about it and help the bird Ö Then, at the same time, you go to a restaurant and eat a chicken or something. It doesnít make any sense.’

In 2011, shortly after being named Germanyís strongest man, he went full-out vegan.

‘I just realized that if itís really compassion that drives you, maybe itís not enough just to stop eating animals but you maybe should boycott the whole animal industry, becauseÖ itís not what you as a compassionate being would want. So actually you should go one step further and become vegan.’”

To read the full story, go here.

For more of Baboumianís personal story, go here.

I donít know about you, but after hearing about his journey to veganism I would love to give him a hug. Although, Iím unsure if my arms would fit around the mass of muscles he has built.

Baboumian helps prove that real strength is built not only through physical prowess, but through compassion and empathy.

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Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa3 years ago

Thank you

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa3 years ago

Thank you

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Angela l.
Angela L4 years ago

I'm glad that Patrik Baboumian proves to the world that a vegan can be very strong outside and very healthy, kind hearted inside. My physician told me that to build up muscles, one must work out with weight and not food alone, whether a vegetarian or carnivore.

Claudia Acosta
Claudia A4 years ago

Thank you.

Vrishni S.
Rekha S4 years ago

I'm a vegan girl so wow, he's amazing 'Vegan Power!' yeah!

Patricia H.
Patricia H4 years ago

vegans rock

Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago


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Claire M.
Claire M4 years ago

Awesome!! This is so inspiring and will go a long ways towards re-educating people out there. Good for you Patrik Baboumian!