Morecambe lad is Britain’s strongest man

Graham Hicks, design engineer at BAE Systems in Warton, who won Britain's Strongest Man competition in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Graham Hicks, design engineer at BAE Systems in Warton, who won Britain's Strongest Man competition in Dumbarton, Scotland.
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THE strongest man in England is now the strongest man in Great Britain ...and he’s from Morecambe.

Graham Hicks won the Britain’s Strongest Man event in the under 105kg class on Sunday where he also set a new British record in the max deadlift event pulling a weight of 330kg.

In doing so, the 25-year-old beat a tough field of fellow musclemen from the north and south of England, the Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

Afterwards the former Our Lady’s pupil told The Visitor: “There was a couple of things in the competition I hadn’t done before, like the Fingal’s Finger where you have to flip great big steel poles over.”

Graham won the 13-man competition, held in a park in Dumbarton in front of a crowd of 200-300 people, despite rainy conditions and suffering an injury which could now keep him out of the United Kingdom’s Strongest Man competition later this month.

“I had a small tear in my back, I can’t lift my leg up. That’s from not warming up properly.”

See The Visitor (03-04-11) for full story.