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Third place finish for Morecambe man in Britain's Strongest Man contest

Graham Hicks (right) finished third in the 2023 Britain's Strongest Man event. Photos from Giants Live.

Morecambe's Graham Hicks has earned a third place finish in Britain's Strongest Man.

The dad-of-three claimed a well-deserved podium place behind winner Adam Bishop and runner-up Gavin 'The Bull' Bilton.

The event marked Graham's return to the competition after missing last year's event, having won the title in 2019.

He was also runner-up in 2018 and came third in 2021.

In recent years, Hicks has had to contend with injuries, after tearing his bicep while reaching the World's Strongest Man final in 2020, then returned only to tear his groin too.

After 18 months of gruelling rehabilitation, Graham came back to strongman action and performed impressively in Saturday night's event, to finish third in the field of 12 of the strongest men in Britain.

The Morecambe man was in the lead after three events - the deadlift ladder, car walk and Viking press.

But Hicks dropped into third after the loading race, before the now two-time champion Bishop, from Hertfordshire, clinched victory ahead of Bilton by winning the fifth and final event, the power stairs.

Related Story: INTERVIEW: Morecambe powerhouse Graham Hicks aims to regain Britain's Strongest Man crown - Beyond Radio

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