Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou is most often associated with his overhead strength. However, he has proved throughout the years that he is a man of many skills. That being said, Iron Biby is not often seen competing in the standard Strongman shows, but often only comes in to break some kind of an overhead press World Record. He is not recognized enough for his strength in other events because of his legendary overhead power. Iron Biby has now shared a new video on Instagram, which sees him deadlifting 400 kilograms (881.8 pounds) for two repetitions.
To make his feat of strength even more impressive, Iron Biby performed the two rep 400-kilogram (881.8-pound) deadlift on a stiff bar. This bar made the lift significantly harder, as he couldn’t pull the slack out of the bar, while the lockout was harder as well. Iron Biby’s deadlift also seems to be raw by Strongman regulations, as he only used a lifting belt and wrist wraps. He obviously performed the lifts with a conventional stance, since sumo is not allowed in Strongman.
You can watch the lift here:
Iron Biby will take part in the 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals, as well as the 2022 Giants Live Strongman Classic. The recent improvement in his deadlift could be attributed to his preparation for these contests.
Iron Biby has taken part in nine international Strongman competitions, and 4 single-event contests. He has not won any full shows, but has won each of the four single-event contests.
Iron Biby’s Greatest Performances
- 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic — First-place
- 2016 Ultimate Strongman Junior World Championships — Third-place
- 2017 Giants Live World Tour Finals — Fourth-place
Iron Biby’s most notable success was setting the new Log Lift World Record of 229 kilograms (504.8 pounds) at the 2021 Giants Live World Tour Finals. He also set the Axle Press World Record of 217 kilograms (478.4 pounds) at the 2021 Giants Live Strongman Classic.
Iron Biby possesses one of the heaviest barbell overhead presses in history, as he lifted 260 kilograms (573 pounds) in training. In the Guinness Book of World Records, Iron Biby is listed as the person who overhead pressed the most people.
Iron Biby attempted to once again break the Log Lift World Record earlier this year, but he was unsuccessful and suffered some kind of an injury. However, he now seems to be recovered and ready for new challenges.
It will be interesting to see Iron Biby compete once again, and if the competition happens to consist of both a log event, and a deadlift one, he will be absolutely unstable. His chances of winning have grown quite a bit, so his next competition could also be his first career victory.