Strongman Dhanni Moar travelled to Belfast last weekend to compete in The World’s Strongest Man under-105kg – setting more records along the way.
Moar qualified for the event back in April, along with 17 other athletes from around the world.
Six tough events would test the strongmen to the limit at The Titanic Exhibition Centre. Moar finished the day ranked 11th in the world and was the top placed UK athlete, from a total of six representing the UK.
In the superyoke event he carried a 420kg yoke 20 metres – securing a new Scottish record in the event and is currently waiting on confirmation of it being a British record. In a slightly odd turn of events, while Moar was authenticating his record with officials, his car walk from the Scottish under-105kg final last year was also confirmed as a Scottish record bringing his record tally up to seven national records.
Moar said he wasn’t phased by the calibre of athletes or extreme weight of the events. He said: “In three events I was in the top six and was never lower than mid-table in any event, it was my most consistent performance to date.”
His 11th place was no mean feat considering seven out of the top 10 competitors were full-time athletes. “If I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to train full time, I would certainly put myself in that top five,” said Moar. “It seems an impossible dream but I’m sure somebody out there could help me chase it.”
Moar would like to thank coach Bryan Pearson for all his help and for making the trip, all his sponsors who he is indebted to and everyone who has supported him. He will be in action again tomorrow in south Whiteness where The Factory will be hosting the North Isles Strongest Man under-90kg and under-105kg. The competition starts at noon, everyone welcome.