Strongman Iron Biby Breaks Human Shoulder Press World Record

There are few things better than starting your day by watching a professional strongman athlete smash a Guinness World Record. The latest strongman to stake his claim in the Guinness Worlds Records book is Canadian strongman Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou.

Yesterday, Biby appeared on the television show Blue Peter to kick off the Guinness World Records 2019 launch. Blue Peter is a British based children’s television program that’s aired live on CBBC, and Biby was specifically there to break the Human Standing Shoulder Press world record completed in a one minute time frame.

The previous Guinness World Record for this feat stood at 45-reps, and if you know Biby and about his lifting, then you can probably guess how that record held up. If you don’t know Biby, he’s no stranger to overhead pressing huge weights like this 220kg/485 lb single and this casual 190kg/420 lb five rep set.

So, how did Biby fair with the record itself? He smashed it. To break the record, Biby overhead pressed Blue Peter host Lindsey Russell for a massive 69-reps, breaking the previous record with absolute ease. 

Author’s Note: A video of the World Record can be seen below from Julian Howard’s Instagram page. For those encountering mobile issues — visit here!

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Biby also posted a photo of himself on his Instagram page post-world record breaking attempt and wrote in the description,

“Boom what a special day for me. feel blessed. Its an honour to have my name on the Guiness world record Book. Just Broke the standing human shoulder press world record in 1minute. It use to be 45 and i smashed with 69 reps thank you to the BluePeter Team, and also guiness book referee. Big Thanks to Giants Live, my fans and my Family for all the supports much love.”

Feature image from @worldsstrongestfan Instagram page. 


Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

As of right now, Jake has published over 1,300 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake’s bread-and-butter.

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