North Yorkshire veteran defends World's Strongest Disabled Man title

A veteran from Catterick has defended his World's Strongest Disabled Man title 11 years after losing the use of his arm while serving in Afghanistan.

Mark Tonner was injured in an explosion on a tour of Afghanistan, and he had to return to civilian life. With that came mental trauma and years of recovery, aided by Help for Heroes.

Now, he channels his anger into World Class weightlifting.

In 2020, he competed online and claimed victory as World's Strongest Disabled Man Standing Category 2.

This weekend he took on the world's best over a thousand miles away in Iceland, and came out triumphant for the second year running.