This year’s event is being organised by Chris Walker, with help from Gaz Smith, and is in aid of the veteran’s mental health charity Combatstress.
Preston’s Strongest Man competition is returning to the city centre’s flag market on 29 July from 10am – 4pm.
The competition, which resembles the popular World’s Strongest Man series, involves men competing against each other to discover who the strongest is.
Five events will be taking place, including PSM’s famous medley, dead lift, farmers into tyre flip, truck pull and Atlas stone run.
Chris Walker, who lives in Kirkham, has organised the Preston competition alongside Greg Dunnings for the past two years.
Preston’s Strongest Man competition
He decided to raise money for the charity Combatstress because he thinks there needs to be a big drive on mental health, which may often be ‘swept under the carpet’, and he has friends serving in Afghanistan so feels it is a well worthy cause.
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Chris said: “I’m quite new to the sport and so I am having help organising from my friend Gaz Smith, as he came close 2nd in last year’s competition.
“Gaz has lots of contacts and is helping me massively.
“We will be on the Flag Market in the city centre and anybody and everyone can come and watch for free.”
The 2017 competition aims to be bigger than previous years with guests from the World’s Strongest Man Series attending the exciting event, including athletes from Scotland and Ireland.
You can get involved by following the Facebook Page.
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