They Bullied Him As A Child, Now He's Showing Them Who's Boss

They Bullied Him As A Child, Now He's Showing Them Who's Boss

Mocked for his unusual build when he was a child, Iron Biby, a 26-year-old man from Burkina Faso, decided to turn his insecurity into an asset by becoming one of the strongest men on the planet.

At birth, Iron Biby weighed just over 10lb. A beautiful baby. And the least we can say is that it is still the case today! At just over 6 foot he weighs 28 stone and has a 63-cm arm circumference, Iron Biby took has successfully avenged his difficult childhood, where he was cruelly ridiculed for his uncommon build.

Now an accomplished bodybuilder, he trains between 4 and 5 hours a day in Burkina Faso, most of the time with equipment he has made himself. This training has allowed him to win two World Records. He is the world record holder in trunk lifting at 213kg, but he also broke a world record by lifting someone who weighs over 60kg, 69 times.

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A true star in his country, he still aims to become the strongest man in the world, a title that is currently held by Games of Thrones' The Mountain, of course. He also wants to open a centre that welcomes all athletes in the country to give them a better chance of succeeding in an international career. Looks like some childhood trauma can help you become better and reach your goals, no matter how crazy!

• Will Armstrong
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