Mike Jenkins Wins Giants Live–FitX Melbourne 2012

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind


Mike Jenkins is on a roll and with his victory at the Giants Live–FitX Melbourne over the weekend, he has qualified for the 2012 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest.

Mike Jenkins (above) and Nick Best tied in Giant Red Rocket Lift, both succeeding with 1150 to jointly hold the hip lift world record, Bill Lyndon reported to IronMind.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Aussiepower.biz.
Mike Jenkins (above) and Nick Best tied in Giant Red Rocket Lift, both succeeding with 1150 to jointly hold the hip lift world record, Bill Lyndon reported to IronMind.  IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Aussiepower.biz.

“A big highlight was the breaking of the hip lift world record with the Giant Red Rocket Lift with Both Mike Jenkins and Nick Best lifting 1150 kg to be joint world record holder in this event," Bill Lyndon said.

Here are the final points, officially:

1. Mike Jenkins 57.0
2. Nick Best 48.5
3. Michael Burke 42.0
4.
Ed Hall
38.0
5.
Frankie Schuen
36.0
6.
Gerhard Van Staden 
35.0
7. Eben Le Roux 30.5
8. Jeremy Hogg 20.5
9. Mike Vrljic 15.5
10. Jordan Steffens 3.5

"Special mention to Mike Burke, who battled through the event after injury in a warm up with the 18-gallon beer keg carry where Mike injured tore his intercostal muscle on the right rear side of his rib cage," said Lyndon.

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