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Vidas Blekaitis lifts Ultimate Strongman crown in Belfast

By Staff Reporter

Lithuanian Vidas Blekaitis was crowned the Ultimate Strongman Master world champion in Belfast yesterday.

Strongmen from around the world wowed spectators at Crumlin Road Gaol in north Belfast.

The event saw 12 of the strongest masters fighting to take the crown.

They competed in six gruelling tests of strength.

The prestigious event was won by the 44-year-old Blekaitis.

Belfast's Phil Morgan claimed victory in the stones of strength round, finishing fifth overall.

Those taking part included competitors from Grenada, Poland, USA, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Russia.

Competitors had taken part in qualifiers all around the world to be at the event.

The tests included a 200kg duck walk, a 400kg tyre flip, and a 140kg overhead log press off the blocks.

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