Mark Felix is a UK-based strongman competitor who regularly competes in the World’s Strongest Man contest.
Felix has won numerous international grip contests, including the Rolling Thunder World Championships in 2008 & 2009, as well as the Vice Grip Viking Challenge in 2011 and 2012. Felix has also held the Rolling Thunder world record since 2008, as well as the Captains of Crush “COC” Silver Bullet world record. Due largely in part to his grip achievements, Felix is widely regarded as having the strongest grip in the world.
Felix first turned pro in 2004 after competing in England’s Strongest Man that year and a range of top three finished were his. He would go on to win the IFSA British Championships in 2005 and then compete in the IFSA World Open in Sao Paulo which led to him qualifying for the IFSA Strongman World Championships.
In 2006 Felix placed second in the Britain’s Strongest Man competition and this led to a place in the 2006 World’s Strongest Man in which he placed fourth in the finals. In 2007 he repeated his second place finish in Britain’s Strongest Man and finished seventh in the 2007 World’s Strongest Man. In the same year he also finished third in the Strongman Super Series 2007 Mohegan Sun Grand Prix. Felix has said “Every year I gain more experience and learn more about what I am capable of.” And we are all waiting to see what he achieves next.
Felix turned 49 two days before qualifying for the 2015 World’s Strongest Man, he said he was proud of “being the oldest athlete currently competing at this level” but also “never being beaten in the deadlift at Worlds Strongest Man for 7 years”.