Hull strongman pulls off the impossible after setting 'crazy' new world record

A Hull strongman has completed a ‘crazy’ world record after pulling 30 trucks, 30 metres over 30 days. Ryan Linley, 29, of west Hull has raised GBP5,500 for charity through his challenge and has also hopefully set a new title through embarking on the massive challenge in September. Throughout the month of September, Ryan has been pulling lorries weighing between eight and 26 tonnes across the region and the country.

On his last day of the challenge, Wednesday September 30, Ryan pulled a Humberside Fire & Rescue truck at the headquarters in Hessle, but it was a tough start due to the rain making it hard for Ryan to get a grip on the ground. But he powered through and managed to complete the challenge, with family and friends cheering him along, as well as young Adam Worker, 6, who Ryan has known from birth, and who has benefited from the charity Make-a-Wish, who Ryan is raising money for. Little Adam went to Disneyland Paris with the help of the charity as he suffers from a life limiting condition, truncus arteriosus, which means he has already had to undergo two open heart surgeries, his first at just 24 days old.

The last truck pull

After completing his 30th truck pull on Wednesday, an exhausted Ryan said: “I can pull trucks all day long, but without everyone who has donated, it wouldn’t have got anywhere so it’s been amazing.

“I’m emotional – I got quite angry and annoyed when I couldn’t get footing but I held it together and got it done. “I did it for Adam. Families like his benefit from Make-a-Wish and that’s when you dig deep and it’s nothing pulling a truck compared to what some of these kids go through.

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“I’m in sheer agony right now but it’s nothing compared to what kids like Adam go through – I’ve known him all his life.

“I’m an emotional wreck right now and stopping pouring my eyes out even more of a challenge than the truck pull right now -I think it will all sink at home a bit later.” As part of Adam’s trip to Disneyland Paris – he got to meet his favourite characters – Buzz and Woody from Toy Story in 2018 and the youngster said he was “proud” and “happy” at Ryan’s achievement.

Hull strongman pulls off the impossible after setting 'crazy' new world recordMark and Adam Worker

Adam’s dad Mark said that the family of four were so glad of the holiday, where they were treated like “VIPs”. “Adam had his first open heart 24 days old and for two years he was in and out of hospital with respiratory problems,” said Mr Worker.

“March 2019 was his last open heart surgery and will have two more – one before he is an adult and one after, as his organs will outgrow the parts that have been fitted. “Looking at Adam, you might think nothing is wrong with him, but he has a life limiting condition of truncus arteriosus – a rare type of heart disease in which a single blood vessel comes out of the right and left ventricles, instead of the normal two vessels.

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“It can make life difficult for him and for the family and his mum is ill in hospital at the moment as well, so we are really going through it. “But Make-a-Wish really helped us when we went to Disneyland Paris in 2018.

Adam met Buzz and Woody and his dreams came through. “We had a fast past to get to the front of all the rides and we were treated like VIPs and it meant the four of us didn’t have to worry about anything – we and so much fun and the weather was great.

Hull strongman pulls off the impossible after setting 'crazy' new world recordAdam with pictures of his Disneyland trip

“This is Ryan’s baby with the fundraising and the challenge and it’s incredible what he’s done. “We couldn’t be more proud.”

As if the 30 day challenge was not enough, Ryan has decided to extend his fundraiser by pulling a 50 tonne truck on Saturday, October 3 at AMS Recovery in Yorkshire to push his donations.

The target was initially set at GBP500 but is now in the thousands.

To donate to the challenge, click here.

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