Strongman David pulls fire engine 100 yards in a minute
Doorman David Johnson expects to raise a four-figure sum after pulling a 16-tonne fire truck 100 yards in Lincoln city centre today.
The 33-year-old from Brant Road drew a large crowd to the St Marks Shopping Centre for the sponsored challenge.
But the 18 stone 11lb strongman revealed that he was expecting to record a faster time for the one-off feat.
"I've been busy in the gym training for this," said the bouncer, who works the door at Home in Lincoln.
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"And I can manage 305 kilos in a dead lift. But this is the first time and probably the last that I'll do 16 tonnes.
"Really, I was expecting to go faster - I think they must have left the handbrake on.
“We are helping to raise funds for the Torksey-based Ethan Maull Foundation, a charity run by the family of an amazing little boy who is living with a rare cancer.
“We are hoping to raise lots of money for such a worthy cause and really appreciate all of the support that we have received."
Mr Johnson did the challenge for cancer research in support to honour the memory of his close friend Mark Browne, who battled the disease for three years.
He will also be donating cash from the total to the Fire Fighters Charity after the engine was supplied by Lincoln North station.
Crew manager Bob Over said: "We're very pleased to have helped and David did the challenge a lot quicker than we thought.
"He should be employed by the fire brigade."
St Marks Shopping Centre manager Cormac Hamilton said: "We hope that the event raises lots of money for such worthy causes.”