Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou (Iron Biby) from Africa and Graham Hicks from England are on a mission to set the record straight… literally, as they attempt to beat the current 228kg/502.5 pound log lift record set by arguably the greatest Strongman competitor in history, Zydrunas Savickas in 2015.
But, both Iron Biby and Graham Hicks are monsters in their own right and we may very likely see either one make history at the World Log Lift Challenge in Leeds, England on April 6. This is part of Europe’s Strongest Man competition and they will be in the company of some pretty elite Strongman athletes for the Log Lift event which includes Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst, and Larry Wheels!
However, both Biby and Hicks are the favorites to win this event based on their skills and progress so far which they’ve continually updated on their Instagram pages.
But Biby is looking pretty strong right now and has already unofficially tied the record in training, but will he be able to do it again under immense pressure?
Here’s a video of him pressing a 502.5 lb log…
“New PB 228kg/502,7pounds log press. Wanted to double it but my shoulders are a bit sore. Im ready to FIGHT for the record. Thank you all for the trust and supports”.
On the other hand, Hicks hit a personal best of 220kg on the log lift press during training but there’s still a little time left for him to improve and add eight more kilograms to the bar before the competition.
Both of these men have a great chance, although it seems Iron Biby is nearly there, and closing in on Big Z’s record. But we won’t know until the big day and we wish these two powerhouse lifters the best of luck for April 6.