Austrian extreme sportsman Franz Müllner restrained four motorcyclists for 50 seconds at the Truyenhof in Gerdingen (Bree) on Sunday afternoon. He broke his own world record, which he previously set in ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’. The proceeds of this modern ‘quartering’ will go to non-profit organization ‘t Kietelt, among others.
Previously, Franz Müllner set a Ferris wheel in motion with his own muscle power and landed a helicopter on his shoulders. He recently successfully completed the world championship ‘towing trucks’ in Gruitrode. The ex-paracommando is therefore not averse to an extreme challenge. In Gerdingen Breese he gave himself completely in an attempt to improve the world record four-in-hand engine. That was already in his name after he America’s Got Talent: Extreme was ‘quartered’ for 47 seconds.
As a warm-up, some 50 Breese children and the Austrian pulled a large tanker about 70 meters from the star chapel to the Truyenhof in Gerdingen. Then Franz, who was lying on a special mattress for that purpose, had himself chained with arms and legs to four motorcycles. The four international and professional motorcyclists, hired by Team Felix & Jos, were allowed to accelerate. Müllner prepared and concentrated on breaking the world record. (Read more below the photo)
“Under the motto ‘you are stronger than you think’, we went for it”, says Jan Pachen, motivator and co-organizer of the event in Bree. “After the engines were ready to go, Franz also had to endure the heavy smoke from the tires in addition to the roar. In addition, he had to neutralize the power of the four engines. And he just managed to do that.”
But with 3 seconds extra, the world record was broken. “It was hard, but worth it”, laughs a tired but satisfied Franz. “Thanks to the support of the public and the four motorcyclists who carried out their assignment perfectly, it was successful.”