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Phil’s Story

“My Name is Phil, I was born with bilateral talipes (Clubfoot)  in 1969.  I began treatment which involved many operations from the age of one years old.  I was finally discharged from hospital care at the age of 16.

My childhood in all honesty was quite tough, I was picked on and called names because I was different.  But I stayed strong and looking back it made me stronger and who I am today.  As I got older I went to work, but due to my left foot giving me so much pain,some days I just could not walk, so it became really difficult. So I made the tough decision to amputate my left foot.

After amputation, it was a total new beginning for me after a life of constant pain.  I decided to get into Disabled Strongman. My first year I got 4th in Britain and qualified for the Worlds, this was a huge achievement for me.  So off I went to the Worlds held in Manchester.  I got 3rd in the World and broke the deadlift World record that still stands in that competition. This year I went to Germany to compete and I got 2nd and pulled a 420 kg dead lift.  I have also qualified for the World’s which is being held in Bodo, Norway in September.

I just want to say, remember there is life after amputation.  Live your dreams, we all have the power to inspire.
Big love Phil, A Life without limitations”

Phil is a total inspiration to all, his quote just sums it all up nicely.  If you want to follow Phil and give him some support for his next competition then you can follow him on Instagram…

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