Kid Wins Mercedes After Doing Press Ups For Over Two Hours

Hope you're ready for just about the weirdest story you'll read all day - because a five-year-old boy has been handed a brand-new Mercedes after he somehow, inexplicable, managed to do 4,105 press-ups without stopping. See, I told you it was weird.

Little Rakhim Kurayev was handed the keys to the white Merc by Ramzan Kadyrov - a close lieutenant to Russian president Vladmir Putin - after he was able to power through two hours and 25-minutes of press-ups.

Now the little dude, nick-named the 'Chechen Schwarzenegger' for obvious reasons, is going to attempt to repeat the mind-boggling feat to try and bag himself a world record - because a brand-new Mercedes he's not old to drive isn't prize enough, apparently.

According to local reports, Kadyrov told the eerily hench child: "Let your father drive you around in this, you're worth of riding a white Mercedes."

Rakhim Kurayev. Credit: East2West
Rakhim Kurayev. Credit: East2West

The paper also reports that it's not yet known if public funds paid for the cost of the car, which is said to be worth around £28,000, or if Kadyrov put his hands in his pockets for the prize.

The precocious boy had told Putin's pal that he could do over 5,000 press-ups in one go.

Kadyrov added: "The boy did the impossible. We agreed to meet at a fitness centre and have a workout together."

Speaking about the car, he said: "From now on his father will be able to drive the boy to workouts without hiring a taxi."

The number of press-up is apparently enough to smash a world record but because officials weren't happy with the quality of the video. Well, you know what you've got to do now, mate - prove them all wrong.

The Chechen Schwarzenegger is oddly reminiscent of 'Little Hercules' - real name Richard Sandrak - who won the bizarre and, let's be honest slightly creepy, title of World's Strongest Boy back in the early 2000s.

Aged eight this little fella could bench press 210lbs. A documentary about Sandrak and his parents - a martial artist dad and aerobic instructor mum - was hit with a fair bit of criticism with many saying a kid so young shouldn't be pushing himself to those limits.

'Little Hercules' won the title of World's Strongest Boy. Credit: World's Strongest Boy
'Little Hercules' won the title of World's Strongest Boy. Credit: World's Strongest Boy

Anyway, when a news outlet caught up with him a couple of years back, our man Little Hercules was doing well and looked healthy, albeit less ripped. So, no harm done, eh?

Featured Image Credit: East2West

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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