‘World’s strongest disabled man’ smashes world record pulling 10-tonne truck

Strongman Dave Walsh smashed a world record by pulling a 10-tonne truck in his wheelchair.

His feat was five times heavier than the previous benchmark.

Dave was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014 but continued to work on his strenth and fitness.

The 36-year-old said: “I was competing in able-bodied strongman competitions from 2012, and I competed at a high level up and down the country.

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“When I was diagnosed with MS and forced out of the competitions – as my body wasn’t playing games any more – I fell into depression and didn’t know what to do.

“I knew I needed to snap out of the depression and that’s when I saw the disabled side of the sport in 2017 – and I’ve never looked back.

Super-human Dave, from Chippenham, Wilts, said: “One of my Strongman friends that was training with said he thought I couldn’t pull a truck it and I wanted to prove him wrong, so I found someone who was doing truck pull session and went along.

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“I managed to pull ten tonnes and break the Guinness World Record. The record before was two tonnes so I definitely broke it. I wanted to pull 17 but I was limited on the day because of the size.

Deciding he wanted to do the truck pull, Dave's friends and family eagerly watched as he pulled the trucks and successful smashed the record.

He claims he was a little sore the day after, but got back to training again the following Monday.

He added: “Next up for me is to retain my title as the World’s Strongest Disabled Man 2023, and then train for a 20 tonne truck pull and then do 25 tonne.”

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