Those stones are still on the bridge and I myself lifted one in each hand on many occasions and one market day, I carried them across the bridge and back, some four to five yards - Donald Dinnie.

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Chad Ullom - At Potarch - 4th November 2012 & at The Gathering - 6th August 2017& at The Gathering II - 5th August 2018

Height - 5'11"

Weight - 17st 12lbs - 113kg.

Age - 40.

Residence - Topeka, Kansas

Chad performed a total of 25 unassisted lifts, witnessed by Al Myers, Mark Haydock, Andy Tomlin and others present.

Chad Ullom from Topeka, Kansas, USA bravely stepped up to attempt to carry the Steens at The Gathering. Chad has a lifelong love of the Steens and carries a tattoo of the boulders on his leg. Chad is also a prominent figure in the International All Round Weightlifting Association (IAWA & USAWA) holding a number of World records. Chad started off strong to enthusiastic applause and encouragement from the huge crowd and his stone lifting brothers and made a great attempt covering approx. 2/3 of the distance before the Steens got the better of him. A truly valiant attempt!

Click here for video of Chad lifting the Dinnie Stones

Click here for 2nd video of Chad lifting the Dinnie Stones

Thine very truly D Dinnie

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