Who will win Britain’s Strongest Man 2022? Events & Athlete Line-Up


After what felt like a lifetime between Britain’s Strongest Man in 2020 and 2021, we’re heading back to Sheffield almost immediately for what is shaping up to be a titanic battle of the Brits!

When is Britain's Strongest Man 2022?

Britain's Strongest Man in 2022 is being held at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield on Saturday the 26th February. 2022 marks the 5th time Giants Live have held Britain's biggest national competition in the Steel City of Sheffield, and is the 39th time the annual competition has been held.

Who is competing at Britain's Strongest Man this year?

When Eddie Hall, having dominated the British Strongman scene for so many years, retired back in 2018 many fans and pundits suggested the start of some lean times for Brits on the world stage. How wrong they were!

Reigning World’s Strongest Man and reigning Britain’s Strongest Man Tom Stoltman is returning to Sheffield in 2022 to defend his British title and is looking to become the first ever Scotsman to retain his crown as champion.

Big Tom Stoltman will have some serious competition though, not least from his brother, reigning Europe’s Strongest Man Luke Stoltman. Luke narrowly missed out on the podium at Britain’s Strongest Man last year and will be giving it everything he has to take top spot this time.

Former champions Adam Bishop and Graham Hicks, both podium winners last time out, are returning to the Utilita Arena in Sheffield to try and regain the top prize in national strongman competitions. Adam Bishop was achingly close to a victory in 2021 and has been training hard to close the gap to his rival Tom.

Other competitors include home-town-hero Paul Smith, Wales’ Strongest Man Gavin Bilton, the legend that is Mark Felix and Scotland’s Strongest Man Andy Black.

Britain’s Strongest Man 2021 FULL LINEUP:

  • Adam Bishop (England)
  • Tom Stoltman (Scotland)
  • Luke Stoltman (Scotland)
  • Gavin Bilton (Wales)
  • Graham Hicks (England)
  • Mark Felix (England)
  • Shane Flowers (England)
  • Desmond Gahan (Wales)
  • Andy Black (Scotland)
  • Pa O’Dwyer (Ireland)
  • Paul Smith (England)

What are the events for Britain’s Strongest Man?

As always, Giants Live director Darren Sadler has set out a gruelling set of challenges to decide this year's Britain’s Strongest Man winner. These 5 tests of strength are designed to test every aspect of what makes a great Strongman- both static and dynamic strength.

New for 2022 is the Sandbag throw over bar. The Giants must throw 6 huge sandbags weighing up to 28kg over a huge 4.5m+ bar (that’s higher than a double decker bus!) as fast as they can. This one should be spectacular!

We also see the return of the 200kg shield carry for max distance, the record is currently held by North Yorkshire’s Mark Steele with an incredible 60m carry. (Mark’s day job is running a removals firm, so he trains for that every day!)

Britain’s Strongest Man Events:

  • 200kg Shield Carry
  • 360kg Axle Deadlift for reps
  • 150kg Axle Press for reps
  • 6x Sandbag toss over bar
  • Castle Stones up to 200kg

Is the World’s Strongest Man at Britain’s Strongest Man 2022?

Reigning World’s Strongest Man Tom Stoltman will be in Sheffield on February 26th to defend his Britain’s Strongest Man title, along side his brother Luke Stoltman and 9 other Giant Strongmen vying for the Britain’s Strongest Man crown.

Is Mark Felix the oldest ever competitor at Britain’s Strongest Man?

At 55 years young, Mark Felix is the oldest ever competitor at Britain’s Strongest Man, and has competed the most times out of any competitor- an incredible 13 times! Mark has also finished on the podium at Britain’s Strongest Man 6 times, the most ever at Britain’s Strongest Man.

He last finished on the podium in 2016, one spot behind Eddie Hall and just in front of ‘Big Loz’ Laurence Shahlaei!

Who is the most successful athlete at Britain’s Strongest Man?

Stoke-on-Trent’s Eddie Hall is the most successful ever Britain’s Strongest Man competitor with 5 1st place finishes between 2014 and 2018. Sheffield’s Jamie Reeves has won 4 times and the legendary Geoff Capes has won 3 times.

How can I watch Britain’s Strongest Man 2022?

Tickets for Britain’s Strongest Man 2022 are on sale now, but tickets are selling fast! We have added more seats for 2022, but we are expecting a full sell-out crowd for our first show of 2022! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Is there a Livestream for Britain’s Strongest Man 2022?

If you can’t make it to the show to experience the thrill of live Strongman in the flesh, you can Livestream the show, live and uninterrupted on our Facebook page for just £4.99! 4+ hours of the finest strongman action for less than the cost of a couple of pints of beer, you can’t beat that!

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