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Appeal for HGV driver after Blackburn crash

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First picture released of man who was killed by a lorry on M58

This is the first picture of Philip Anderson who tragically died after being hit by a lorry[1] on the M58.
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Phili…

Man killed in Ormskirk crash between car and lorry

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Police were called to County Road shortly at around 8am, after receiving reports of a serious collision[1] involving a BMW and a Mercedes articulated HGV.
Fire crews and the …

World's Strongest Disabled Man who refuses to use a wheelchair pulls a LORRY using just his hands

  • Greg Bramwell won the World’s Strongest Disabled Man compeition at London’s Olympic Park
  • The 31-year-old only took up competitive training in 2014
  •  Mr Bramwell, from Rochdale, said training had given him a ‘purpose’ in life 

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This is the incredible footage of the Briton who was crowned the World’s Strongest Disabled man pulling a HGV with his bare hands. 

Greg Bramwell was born with a hereditary spinal condition, which severely limits his mobility, but the man from Rochdale has found his calling in weight lifting.

The warehouse worker struggles to walk but he refuses to use a wheelchair, and managed to take the title of World’s Strongest Disabled Man at London[2]‘s Olympic Park earlier this month.

The 31-year-old beat all comers after competing in five events, including a van pull an the Atlas stones.

And despite taking up weightlifting when he was 19, it was only in 2014 when he trained with one of his strongman heroes that he decided to focus his attention on the sport.

The father-of-one said that training and given him a ‘purpose’ and a goal to train towards.

He said: ‘I used to watch the World’s Strongest Man as a kid, but never thought that as a disabled person I could do something like that.

‘But a few years ago I did some personal training with Laurence Shahlaei (formerly Europe’s Strongest Man) and he told me about the World’s Strongest Disabled Man championship.’ 

Greg Bramwell was crowned the World’s Strongest Disabled Man after winning the competition at London’s Olympic Park

He finished fifth in last year’s world championships and qualified for this years contest by winning the Viking contest in Iceland earlier this year.

Mr Bramwell now trains at the Full Contact Performance Centre in Castleton plus specialist strongman gyms in Leigh and Clitheroe, Lancashire, doing four session a week.

He claimed that his family are his inspiration behind his training, and his nine-month-old son Leonard and partner Stacie Brookes were both in London to watch him become the World’s Strongest Disabled Man.

Mr Bramwell struggles to get up the stairs but is able to life a truck with his bar hands

Mr Bramwell said: ‘When they read out my name to say I’d won I just thought “oh my God”. I couldn’t believe I’d done it.

‘I work from 8am to 5pm then train three nights a week, so I sacrifice a lot of time with Leonard and Stacie to do this.

‘So to win sort of justified that. It means that when Leonard gets older I can show him I won. I hope I am doing him proud.’ 

Greg Bramwell started to enter weightlifting competitions in 2014 after meeting one of his weightlifting idols. This year, he won the World’s Strongest Disabled Man competition (right)

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ London (www.dailymail.co.uk)