We’re proud to announce the Arnold Sports Festival UK Disabled Strongman competition!

The Arnold Sports Festival UK Disabled Strongman Competition is founded by Arnold Sports UK + Martin Tye and Beckie Ingram.

Martin is a British Army Veteran, who competes in Disabled Strongman and was injured in Kabul, Afghanistan 2009, when a suicide bomber drove into his vehicle and detonated a 500lb bomb. Beckie is a serving member of the RAF. After competing at the Arnold Classic Ohio, Martin and Beckie discussed with Eddie Hall (who refereed Martin’s World Record 550kg seated deadlift in Ohio 2020) the possibility of holding the Disabled Strongman competition at the Arnold Sports Festival UK and from there on it was set in stone.

Super Yoke
Dumbbell medley
Atlas Stones
Log Press
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Surprise event7 Classes comprising of :
Male Seated class 1
Male Seated Class 2
Male Standing Class 1
Male Standing Class 2
Female Seated Class 1
Female Standing Class 1
Female Standing Class 2
Athletes Disabilities range from and not limited to:
MSCerebral Palsy
Limb Amputations
Neurological Disorders
Nerve damage

Athletes include:

Invictus Games Athletes, Guinness World Record Holder, Military Veterans, World Record Holders and Team GB Athletes.

Disabled Strength – Founded in Iceland in 1996, by Arnar Mar Jonsson and later on 4 x Worlds Strongest man Magnus Ver Magnusson joined as Head Referee.

Arnar created the Disabled side of Strongman whilst he was working with people with Disabilities in sport and following this the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man was created.

The first competition was held in 2002 and has grown popularity through the years. They currently hold qualifiers around the world, including the Arnold Classic in Ohio which is one of the most popular events in the Disabled Strength calendar.