An American tourist has smashed the record for a famous weightlifting challenge – the Dinnie Steens at Potarch.
Bryan Hunsaker, 36, from Salt Lake City, Utah, heard about the legendary 733lb stones when he saw they were appearing at the Arnold Sports Festival this year in Ohio.
Weightlifter Bryan was already planning a holiday in the UK and decided to make the trip to Potarch to “give them a go”.
Bryan said: “The lift itself was not difficult and wasn’t too hard on my hands.
“You have to really hold your breath – I only had to put them down as I thought I was going to pass out. The pain was ripping through my arms – but now I feel awesome.”
Bryan and his family are planning another visit in August and will take in the Aboyne Games, where he will make another attempt.