Friday, January 12, 2007

New Sheep Shearing Record

31-year old New Zealander Dion King set a new world record for shearing sheep. Starting at 5 a.m., King sheared 866 lambs, breaking the old record of 851 lambs, set by Justin Bell in 2004. Under World Shearing Records Society rules, King had four breaks -- totalling 3 hours -- and finished at 5 p.m.

Heading into the final run, King was nine lambs ahead of the old record, but still needed to shear an average of one lamb every 35 seconds.

Lying on a massage table afterwards, King said: "Until you do the record, you don't know the pain involved."

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