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06/19/2011 12:17 EDT | Updated 08/19/2011 05:12 EDT

Reverend And Son Set World Record For Pulling Two Fire Trucks

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A Cobourg, Ont., strongman has pulled off another world record, but this time he had a little help from his son.

Reverend Kevin Fast and his 18-year-old son Jacob set the Guinness World Record for heaviest vehicle pulled by two people Saturday.

They pulled two fire trucks 30 metres down Queen Street in Cobourg in 38 seconds as hundreds of people cheered them on.

The trucks together weighed more than 72 tonnes.

For an encore, the reverend lifted 20 people on a platform on his back at the pier.

The event was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, a cause Fast became involved in last September when he pulled a house 11.95 metres.

Fast said the spectators who came out to watch the event really pumped him up and helped the pair pull off the "superhuman feat".

"The crowd plays a huge part because it's hard to release adrenaline at the drop of a hat," said Fast. "When you hear people cheering, it gets released and things move."

Officials from "Ripley's Believe It or Not" were also on the scene to film the record-breaking attempt.

Fast also set a world record in 2009 by pulling a 189-tonne Globemaster military transport aircraft at CFB Trenton, Ont. (CHUC)