Lithuania 5 July: Border - Kaunas
The giant basketball
In the centre of Kaunas we are greeted by Andrius Palionis from the City Council, Mindaugas Sivickas, Head of the Kaunas City Municipal Administration Sports Division and Pranas Majauskas, Director of the Lithuanian Sports Museum.
Pranas has an incredible knowledge of the history of sports in Lithuania. He himself was a weightlifter.
These 23 kilogram balls were used by a famous Lithuanian circus performer back in the 1930's. He would catch them in the nape of his neck.
In the Lithuanian strongman contest, this concrete ball had to be lifted and placed in the flower holder several times.
Arunas Kontrimas receives the Torch Bearer Award for his service to Running in Lithuania and the Baltic region.