Laurence Shahlaei

Laurence Shahlaei, pro-strongman, will represent Great Britain at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. This 36 year old stands 6’2” weighing 353lbs. This will be Shahlaei’s 11th appearance competing for the WSM title. His best finish was in 2011 where he placed 4th overall.

Throughout his strongman career, Laurence had to overcome many obstacles including injures and depression. Very recently, he lost a cousin to suicide. Laurence used to keep it bottle his in, but then learned that it’s important to talk about mental illness. The experience has made him focus on training, although he is not upset about it being his last WSM.

“I’ve realized there’s more important things than just Strongman…”