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Grantham strongman Ross records impressive time in gruelling race

Ross Edgley takes part in the Fishermans 2014 Friend Strongman Run at the N�rburgring.  Photo: � Stephanie Knapp 2014

Ross Edgley takes part in the Fishermans 2014 Friend Strongman Run at the N�rburgring. Photo: � Stephanie Knapp 2014

A Grantham strongman took on Europe’s biggest and most gruelling challenge this weekend – tackling 15 miles and 34 obstacles made from reinforced steel to secure an impressive finish in under four hours.

Fitness expert Ross Edgley, 28, completed the Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run at the Nürburgring in just three hours 47 minutes as part of a 12-man ‘Team GB’.

In the ultimate test of strength, stamina and determination, Ross competed against 11,900 fellow runners (the most ever registered for one obstacle race in the world) to face an array of difficult obstacles, including plunging into a pool of ice cold water, suffering electric shocks and braving swamps of quicksand.

Ross said: “This was my second attempt at running the Strongman Run in Germany, and it was even tougher this year. The weather conditions made the ground so muddy and slippery that just getting around the course was tough, without electric shocks, deep freezing water and dizzying heights adding to the hell!”

Ross has given fitness advice to a host of celebrities such as Gillian McKeith and Joe Swash, both of whom undertook the challenge of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here but he has had his own fair share of the limelight, having taken part in BBC3’s Tough Guy or Chicken Challenge in 2012. He is also an international athlete, swimmer and polo player for Britain.

Find out more about how Ross and the rest of the team did on Twitter @Fishermans_UK or Facebook at www.facebook.com/FishermansFriendUK

 

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