- Nationality: British
- Height: 1.93m
- Weight: 140kg
Mark Felix also known as “The grip strength king” is an unusual case as he didn’t start strength training, let alone strongman, until the age of 37. With that considered, he has to be one of the most impressive strength athletes on the scene today. Felix is most well-known for his monstrous deadlift, often having surpassed the best efforts of Big Z and Shaw, but he certainly isn’t a one-trick pony!
Hand-in-hand with his world-class deadlifting, is his glue-like grip. Felix has held numerous grip-based world records and continues to be one of the best grip competitors within this sport. Some might think a gentleman born in 1966 would be winding down by now and slowly losing his competitive edge. Thankfully, those people would be way off mark. Felix has continued to improve, most recently with a massive improvement in conditioning that has carried across well to moving events and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Here’s hoping he becomes the first OAP (old age pensioner) WSM competitor. Felix has been Britain’s Strongest Man medallist six times and places 3rd within Europe’s Strongest Man three times all within his 50s! He is now 54 years old and is still going like a young buck.
Most recent achievement: Felix’s most recent achievement was within The Hercules Hold, held at Giants Live event in Manchester. Felix set a new world record with a time of 1 minute 32 seconds, beating his last world record of 1 minute 22 seconds.
Here is a video of the grip strength king Mark Felix, breaking his own world record in the Hercules Hold event: