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Spain's strongmen battle for 'Brutathlon' crown

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Spain's strongmen battle for 'Brutathlon' crown
"We made sure the gas canisters were empty before we started hurling them". Photo: YouTube
10:54 CEST+02:00
A town on the outskirts of Madrid has organized its very own low budget version of the World's Strongest Man competition called the Brutathlon.

Residents in the municipality of Los Molinos had the chance to witness a new competition that stands out for its brutishness and idiotic nature.

The competition is being organized by a local club called Los Zagales.

"Everybody has always said our members behave like brainless brutes," event organizer Ruben Guerrero told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

"So rather than organize a game of paddle tennis or a card game to raise money for our local fiestas, we decided to live up to our reputation."

Guerrero, along with other members of Los Zagales friends association, came up with five events for the highly anticipated brutathlon.

These included gas canister hurling, tree stump throwing, breezeblock chucking, railway sleeper dragging and tractor wheel turning.

"We made sure the gas canisters were empty before we started hurling them," Guerrero clarifies.

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