Another world record in the books

A group of ten people in Owensboro have set a new world record in tire flipping.

The co-ed group of five women and five men spent a year training to set the world record for flipping a 320-lb. tractor tire for an entire mile.

The group tested their meddle Sunday at Kentucky Weslyean field. They broke the record with a time of 34 minutes and 51 seconds.

The leader of the group, Bob O’Brien, talked to us about staying motivated through the long trek -

"It's really fun trying to motivate them to keep going when they are dead tired and falling out saying, “come on, you can do this.” Just to let them know you believe in them and they can do anything if they out their mind to it "

O'Brien was part of another team that set this same world record with an all-men team last year and wanted to set in the co-ed category as well.

 

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 22, 2017)


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