New Preston Strongest Man crowned in Flag Market show of strength

Posted on - 17th July, 2016 - 2:53pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Truck pull in action Pic: Keith Anthony Johnson

Truck pull in action Pic: Keith Anthony Johnson

A new strongest man in Preston was crowned on the Flag Market during Saturday.


Joe Nicholson won the Open at Preston Strongman while John McKeown came top in the novice category.

Crowds watched on as some big men sweated it out throughout Saturday afternoon.

Lorry pulls, large lifts and pulling a car were all on the task list.

Former soldier Greg Dunnings, who organised the event, said: “It went fantastically well.

“The competition was brilliant. The lads put on a hell of a show for Preston and we had massive crowds throughout the day.”

Related: See everything you can visit on the Flag Market during summer 2016

More than £2,500 was raised for the charity Bike Tours which helps recovering servicemen and women to take up cycling.

Keith Anthony Johnson captured the strongmen in action.

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Did you go down to see the strongmen in action? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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