I thought celebrity leg pressing stories were strange when I read that Madeleine Albright claims the ability to leg press 400 pounds.
According to the Christian Broadcast Network web site, however, televangelist Pat Robertson of the 700 Club can bench press 2,000 pounds.
For comparison, the leg-press record for football players at Florida State University is 1335 pounds.
CBN spokeswoman Angell Vasko said today that Robertson was not available for comment, but she was enthusiastic about his lifestyle.
"Pat is so healthy," she said. "This is something he trained for over an extended period of time. He lives a very healthy, regimented life."
Addendum, 7:25 pm: CBS Sportsline has a video of Pat Robertson purportedly leg pressing the one ton of weights. If all of the 45.4 kg weights are indeed real, then Robertson is one superbad 76-year-old (he mentions in the video that is 74, so the video is a bit dated).