Harrogate's incredible Luke triumphs in Strongest Man in Europe competition

Harrogate's very own strongman Luke Richardson (nicknamed 'the future') has become Europe's Strongest Man in a competition which was among the Christmas TV highlights on Channel 5.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 5:03 pm
Giant-sized performances - Harrogate's Luke Richardson pictured at Britain's Strongest Man competition at Sheffield Arena in January 2020 before the Covid pandemic broke. (Picture by Marisa Cahill)

Held at Allerton Castle near Knaresborough, Luke's incredible performance caps off what has been a blistering year in the sport for the mighty Luke.

Europe's Strongest Man show had been scheduled to take place at Leeds Arena in April but due to Covid it had to be rescheduled and relocated.

The decision was made to put the event on outside without a crowd and what better place than Secret Giants Live Castle - or Allerton Castle, hosted by local business man Darren Sadler from Boroughbridge.

The competition was finally held over two days in September with eights events over the two days, including the log press, keg toss, Hercules hold and atlas stones.

Covid-permitting, the incredible Luke is now set to compete in Europe’s Strongest Man on April 3, 2021 at Leeds First Direct arena.

Tickets are on sale now via the website www.giants-live.com

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