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Scottish lifts barbell while unicycling to break world record

UPI – A Scottish athlete earned a Guinness World Record for lifting a 150-pound barbell over his head while riding a unicycle.

Josh Auld, 34, of Edinburgh (Guinness World Record pic above), said he received word from Guinness World Records that he is now the official record-holder in the category of heaviest single weight lifted by barbell overhead press while riding a unicycle.

Auld, a professional unicyclist and a coach for athletic TV series Ninja Warrior, said he used his free time during the COVID-19 pandemic teaching himself how to combine his hobbies of unicycling and weight lifting.

The athlete said it took him about six weeks of practice before he was able to successfully set the record.