A TITAN of strength is set to appear at the last show of this year's World's Strongest Man 2019 next month.

East Lancashire hero Mark Felix is set to take part 2019 World’s Strongest Man Tour Finals at the Manchester Arena.

This is one of several events he has appeared in this year.

The 53-year-old from Great Harwood broke the Hercules Hold record at the Wembley Stadium event, which involved holding the weight of massive stone pillars in each hand, for 83.62 seconds.

The World Strongman Federation World Cup winner of 2016 has many accolades to his name, including the Vice Grip Viking Challenge champion in 2011 and 2012.

He was also crowned winner of the grip competition Rolling Thunder in 2008 and 2009.

The 6ft 4inch giant also holds the record for the Hummer tyre strongman deadlift with straps, he lifted an impressive 512kgs at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2013.

The self-employed plasterer was born in St George's, Grenada, and when he was 23 he moved to Great Harwood.

He was a dedicated body builder before turning his attention to strongman competitions in 2003.

His successful strongman career started rather late compared to other athletes, becoming a professional in 2004, at 37 year's old.

A spokesman for Giants Live, who organise the strongman tour, said: "Witnessing this humble, hardworking athlete perform feats of strength on stage and remain competitive in this entertaining, cutting edge sport is nothing short of inspirational.

"Whether you are 10 or 100, once you see Felix in action, you’ll immediately see why he is so deserving of his nickname, 'the miracle'."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph earlier in his career, his wife Denny said he needs to tuck away 7,000 calories a day to maintain his strength, twice as much as an average man.

The event will take place on Saturday September 7, tickets can be bought at www.giants-live.com/shows.