Meet Mark Felix, the 57-year-old World’s Strongest Man competitor who fans say will still be competing in 2035

STRONGMAN Mark Felix continues to prove that age is no barrier.

The Grenada-born colossus will compete at the World’s Strongest Man 2023 at the incredible age of 57.

Mark Felix is ​​set for World's Strongest Man later this month


Mark Felix is ​​set for World’s Strongest Man later this monthCredit: Alamy
The strongman turns old 57 days before the competition


The strongman turns old 57 days before the competitionCredit: Alamy
He has announced that it will be his last WSM appearance


He has announced that it will be his last WSM appearanceCredit: Alamy

Felix will be making his 18th and final appearance as a contestant at the Myrtle Beach contest later this month.

Speaking to his 191,000 Instagram followers, Felix recently revealed, “So incredibly excited to be a confirmed athlete on my 18th [WSM] Show and the oldest strongman ever to compete at WSM.

“I have decided that this year will be the last time I compete at the Worlds Show.”

Felix, 56, is celebrating his 57th birthday just days before the big event in South Carolina.

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He made his WSM debut back in 2004 and has qualified for the finals three times in 17 games.

Felix was born in Grenada in 1966 and moved to England at the age of 23 where he established himself as a dedicated bodybuilder.

Incredibly, the muscle man didn’t start his journey as a strongman until he was 37 years old.

He turned professional in 2004 and competed in his first World’s Strongest Man competition later that year.

Since then he has competed in over 100 international competitions in 19 years of grueling competition.

Felix is ​​the third most prolific strongman contestant in history and holds some amazing personal records.

At 6ft2 tall and weighing 140kg, he has successfully squatted 770lbs and has a personal best bench press of 530lbs.

In addition to his numerous WSM appearances, Felix was also a runner-up to Britain’s Strongest Man in 2006, 2007, 2015 and 2016.

Strongman fans are thrilled to see one of the sport’s veterans show off his immense skill one last time in South Carolina.

And some even think he could continue well into his seventh decade.

In response to Felix’s recent Insta post, one fan joked, “Can’t wait to see him at WSM 2035!”

While another said: “Great man and a great competitor!”

And a third added: “The Guvnor – absolute machine.”

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WSM takes place April 19-23 in Myrtle Beach.

Veteran Brian Shaw is also retiring after the event – and recently revealed how he almost lost his LEG earlier this year.

The 6ft 2 Granada-born strongman turned pro in 2004


The 6ft 2 Granada-born strongman turned pro in 2004Credit: Alamy


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