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Gravesend set to host South East England's Strongest Man competition on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 09:35 26 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:07 26 August 2015

Gravesham strong man contest

Gravesham strong man contest

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Lifting a car is just one of the challenges for entrants in town centre

former Britain’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man title holder Terry Hollandsformer Britain’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man title holder Terry Hollands

Gravesend’s town centre is set to host South East England’s Strongest Man competition on Sunday, 30 August, from 11am.

The event will include a full day of entertainment of strongman events, music, pole dance displays, sport, health and fitness and more.

Men aged between 19 and 50 will be going head-to-head to be named the town’s strongest man. Overseen by former Britain’s Strongest Man and World’s Strongest Man title holder Terry Hollands who will referee the event.

Novice, intermediate and open contests will be held to cater for different abilities. More than 30 strongmen will be taking part from all over the country.

"Why not come along and cheer on your favourite competitor in a gruelling set of events."

Martin Cee

Event founder and compere Martin Cee said: “Strongman events can appeal to everybody, they are exciting and dynamic days with lots of action and fun. Why not come along and cheer on your favourite competitor in a gruelling set of events.”

The competition is supported by the British Heart Foundation and W J King Garages whose cars will feature in the deadlift contest – where the brand new Vauxhall Viva will be lifted on a specially-designed rig.

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