Not long to go now to the Bolton’s Strongest Man Event which is in its third year in Bolton and takes place from 11am in Victoria Square on 28th July.
More than 15 men will take part and attempt to lift and pull the heaviest weights. Organiser and weightlifter Andy Seddon is excited about the event and said that Bolton people can expect it to be bigger and better than ever.
They are expecting around 3000 people to watch the event throughout the day as the event appeals to people of all sexes, ages and backgrounds.
The competition this year will have a category for novices and will also have an open event.
Andy selected the date this year, 28th July, to coincide with the start of the Olmypics and competitors will range from 18-40 yrs and weigh between 15 and 25 stone. Competitors will come into Bolton from areas such are Bolton, Cheshire, Scotland and Birmingham and there is even a contestant from the USA.
The events will include a van pul which will weigh around 4 tonnes, carrying two 140kg railway sleepers over a short distance and also lifting a car axle into a clean and press position.
The open event will involve carrying sandbags between 100kg and 130kg.
Last years winner Shane Burns is hoping to retain the winners title.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton wil open the competition at 11am with the Novices Event.
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