On May 2, 2022, Czech strongman Lukáš Pepř shared a video of himself capturing a 193.4-kilogram (426.4-pound) log press through the 2022 LogElevate Cup in Kladno, Czech Republic. The log carry is a brand new Czech National Record, surpassing Jirko Vytiska’s earlier determine of 180-kilograms (396.8 kilos) by over 13 kilograms.

According to the Strongman Czech Republic Facebook web page, Pepř really broke the Czech log carry file on his first try of 183.5 kilograms (404.6 kilos). His eventual closing carry of 193.4 kilograms (426.4 kilos) merely prolonged the space between him and the following finest athlete. The file log press helped give Pepř the general win within the occasion and etched his title within the illustrious file books.

Check out Pepř’s file feat, courtesy of his Instagram profile:

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Technically, Tomáš Sikora broke Vytiska’s file first by locking out a 181.4-kilogram (399.9-pound) log carry earlier within the competitors. That implies that Pepř techincally broke Sikora’s file.

For the record-breaking log carry, Pepř donned a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves. It might need been extra vital contemplating that Pepř gave the impression to be coping with some latest illnesses and wanted a major win, per a translated caption of his Instagram put up.

“This was something I really needed, and how everyone judges according to the video was even more,” Pepř wrote. “Log and pressures, in general, I did not train for three weeks due to extreme tendon pain and tightness in the hands. Hopefully, these days have run out.”

If breaking data in his house nation is how Pepř comes again from an harm, extra greatness could be in retailer quickly sufficient. 

A full video of the 2022 LogElevate Cup might be watched under — together with Pepř’s Czech log carry National Record — by way of the YouTube channel of BeStrong:

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Lukáš Pepř at a Glance

Pepř is just 22-years-old, but he’s build up fairly a stable profile to this stage. The Czech athlete began in skilled energy sports activities as a powerlifter whereas competing within the superheavyweight division (+120-kilograms). He made his powerlifting debut through the 2016 Slovenská Asociása Silového Trojboja (SAST) Majstrovstvá Českej a Slovenskej Republiky v silovom trojboji, the place he got here in first, based on Open Powerlifting.

As a powerlifter, Pepř certified for the rostrum in every of his 4 profession sanctioned competitions, profitable two of them outright whereas ending because the runner-up twice. Most not too long ago, apart from the 2022 LogElevate Cup, he featured through the bench press-only 2020 Federace Ceskeho Silového Trojboje (FCST) Extrifit Cup in each the Teen & Junior and Open divisions  — the place he got here in first and second, respectively.

Whatever the longer term holds in retailer for Pepř, he’s undoubtedly getting ready to open extra eyes and break extra data every time he steps onto a lifting platform once more.

Featured picture: @lukaspepr on Instagram