Strong start to the year as Hansen eyes national titles

Rich Hansen
Rich Hansen

Rich Hansen is hoping 2015 will be the year he can muscle in on the big names of strongman competitions in the UK.

Born and bred in Bridlington, Hansen recently moved to Driffield but has only been competing for a year.

He has finished second in his first event, sixth in Merseyside’s Strongest Man, and won a similar competition in Tamworth.

In November, he took part in Yorkshire’s Strongest Man in Doncaster, in front of 1,000 spectators.

Hansen said: “Since then I have gone on to qualify for Lancashire’s Strongest Man and recently won my first competition of the year in York, where I lifted a car 90 times in two minutes and 25 seconds and won the yoke carry, weighing nearly half a ton.

“This year has started well and my aim is to compete against the strongest guys in competitions at a national show and place top five, then go on to qualify for England’s Strongest Man.”