A jacked up Santa Clause named Kevin Fast set a Guinness Word Record on Monday, September 20 for pulling a 33,400 pound electric-powered MTA bus almost sixteen feet using only his upper body.
The feat was broadcast on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” outside of the program’s Upper West Side studio.
Grunts from the 58-year-old Canadian strongman could be heard along with cheers from the sidewalk crowd. Once the bus passed the finish line, the giant performed a spectacular cartwheel and was deemed “officially amazing” by a Guinness judge.
Fast had set the previous record in September 2017 when he pulled a bus weighing 24,427 pounds.
“We are happy to partner with ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ and Kevin Fast by providing one of our all-electric buses for his successful record-breaking attempt,” said New York City Transit Interim President Craig Cipriano in a statement. “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to him on his daring achievement. This new world record shines a spotlight on our efforts to be the greenest and most environmentally-conscious transit system in the greatest city in the world.”
Fast, a native of Cobourg, Canada, has broken more than 30 world records including pulling a 208-ton airplane, a 63-ton truck and a 40-ton house.
He’s also broken the record for heaviest sleigh pulled, an accomplishment he achieved while dressed up as Santa Clause.
Impress us even more by first engaging the bus’s brakes.
Why call him a goon? Please don’t use words you don’t know the definition of, makes you seem ignorant.
This is a typical example of how disrespectful ABC as well as princess Kelly & Ryan are to the residents of W.67th Street. Who cares about such a stupid publicity stunt.
How pathetic that NYC gives them permission to “own” the street, create havoc for hours and those of us living there are incredibly disrupted and inconvenienced. You do know when they pull this crap an ambulence cannot get through!! And lets add in the noise for such absolute nonsense.
Thank you Mr. DeBlasio – will not miss you !! Maybe the next mayor will actually be more respectful to the residents..
Obviously he is using his lower body for torque.
Hulking goon? Really? You may think it is “funny,” even “playful,” but it is actually insulting. You owe the man an apology.