25-year-old Palestinian Salem Herzallah was crowned the Emirates Strongest Man at the competition held in Dubai this weekend.
The Abu Dhabi born strongman had to beat a strong field to win the title. Along the way, he pressed a 155kg log over his head and walked 40m while holding 140gk in each hand.
Sounds like just the man to give us a hand with our shopping!
And Salem will now go on to compete in the Middle East’s Strongest Man competition this October.
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Salem was born in Abu Dhabi and studied at the University of Sharjah where he found he was pretty handy with a set of dumbells.
Since then, he’s built up his strength and conditioning and found a trainer in Mark Boyd who was once Britain’s Strongest Man.
And he had to train during lockdown and this year’s Ramadan to become the Emirates Strongest Man. Which he actually enjoyed.
“All I did was sleep, eat and train; it was the perfect environment for an athlete’ said Herzallah.
Same as the DubaiLAD team but just without the training. Obvs.
He’s now set to take on the biggest and strongest men in the region at the Middle East’s Strongest Man competition on this October 1-2.
The event takes place at the Strong Gym HQ and will be streamed live on YouTube