This August, disabled strongmen from across the UK will be competing in the ‘Disabled Strongman 2015’ competition.
The competition, set up by the UK’s ‘World’s Strongest Disabled Man’ competitor, Gary Clarke, will see competitors lifting, pulling and proving their strength against other opponents.
The event, to be held on the 29th August at the Northwood Stadium in Stoke on Trent, will consist of six events including truck pulling, weight lifting and endurance disciplines. It is the first competition of its kind to be established in the UK.
After noticing a distinct lack of disabled strongman presence in the UK, Gary 37, from Somerset, began working on building his own event.
“I’ve competed in disabled strongman competitions around the world for a number of years and was always disappointed that, even after the Paralympics, there was nothing like this at home. Last year Magnus Ver Magnusson, four time World Strongest Man winner, said I should bring the event to the UK, and here we are.
“It has been a lot of hard work, but it will hopefully be worth it when we raise the profile of disabled strongman competitions in the UK.”
The free to attend event, sponsored by Impey Showers – who are the leading provider of accessible bathrooms, is open to the public and will be compered by Les Wilson, renowned strongman MC and judged by Magnus Ver Magnusson. Register for your free ticket today
Neil Whitehead, Brand Manager at Impey Showers, said:
“We have sponsored Gary’s strongman efforts around the world for a number of years, and knew that we wanted to be involved in bringing this great event to the UK. We want to help Gary raise the profile of disabled strongman in Britain and this is a great first step in doing so.
“Impey is committed to supporting disabled people live normal lives. Whether this being installing wetrooms into homes that have been refused DFG or adapting changing facilities in a sports centre to cater for the less abled, we believe in giving everyone the right to independent living.”