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April 05, 1999
Hoist One for PeaceOn March 22 Sri Chinmoy, an Indian peace leader who lives in New York City and performs feats of strength to advance his cause, lifted 200-pound barbells over his head with each hand. The 68-year-old, 160-pound Sri Chinmoy, who is said to have lifted 7,063 pounds at age 55 and to have used a special platform to raise a four-ton elephant and a private jet holding 22 passengers, also hefts celebrities. Among the lifted luminaries have been Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis and Ronnie Lott, the presidents of Sri Lanka and Uruguay, Iceland's prime minister and, on March 9 at the presidential residence in Pretoria, 180-pound Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
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Hoist One for Peace
On March 22 Sri Chinmoy, an Indian peace leader who lives in New York City and performs feats of strength to advance his cause, lifted 200-pound barbells over his head with each hand. The 68-year-old, 160-pound Sri Chinmoy, who is said to have lifted 7,063 pounds at age 55 and to have used a special platform to raise a four-ton elephant and a private jet holding 22 passengers, also hefts celebrities. Among the lifted luminaries have been Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis and Ronnie Lott, the presidents of Sri Lanka and Uruguay, Iceland's prime minister and, on March 9 at the presidential residence in Pretoria, 180-pound Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

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