St Albans played host to the UK’s Strongest Man event last month, the first place in England ever to host the contest.
Fifteen athletes lined up at the event on the final weekend in July with an exciting array of challenges ahead of them including a truck pull, bar bending and a log press.
The event was so successful, organisers have hinted they could return to St Albans next year.
The eventual winner of the tournament was Pa O’Dwyer of Ireland, who took the final with 30 points.
In second place was England’s Phil Roberts with 29 points.
Last year’s champion Laurence Shahlaei of England was pushed down to third, scoring 27 points.
Rob Spence came fourth with 26 points, Paul Benton came fifth with 24 points, Ryan England came sixth with 23 points, Richard Bessant came seventh with 12 points and Scott Milne came eighth with nine points.
O’Dwyer took to Facebook to share the results, adding: “Delighted to announce I’m now the UK’s Strongest Man 2018. I’m still in shock I cannot believe it.”
He also went on to thank his friends, team and family for their unrivalled support.
Food and craft beer were available over the weekend.