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Stone-lifting strongmen compete in Bavaria

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 01:12

A test of strength as burly men lift blocks of concrete. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Strongmen from across the Alpine regions of Bavaria, Lower Austria and Switzerland sweated it out in the German town of Grafing, hoping to be crowned winner of the International Alpine Championship in stone-lifting. More than 25 competitors took turns hefting a 254kg (560 lbs) block of concrete, with the aim of lifting it as high into the air as they could. Spectators packed into a crowded beer hall to urge the competitors on while tucking into traditional Bavarian dishes like roast pork washed down with plenty of beer. The traditional contest took place on Ascension Day, which is when Germany also celebrates Father's Day.

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Stone-lifting strongmen compete in Bavaria

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 01:12