Athlete Bio
Forbes Cowan

Years Active: 1990-2003
Born: 1964-10-16
Height: 1.93 m (6' 4")
Weight: 135 kg (298 lbs)

International Contests: 21
International Contest Wins: 2
National Contests: 2
National Contest Wins: 1
WSM Appearances: 3
WSM Finals: 2
Best WSM Finish: 5th
Date Contest Contest Type Location Placing
1994 1994 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Sun City, South Africa 5 of 8
1995 1995 WSM Group 4World's Strongest Man Nassau, Bahamas 3 of 4
1996 1996 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Port Louis, Mauritius 5 of 8
1994 1994 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge New Zealand 4 of 6
1993 1993 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge South Africa 7 of 14
1996 1996 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Helsinki, Finland 12 of 12
1995 1995 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Heide, Germany 11 of 12
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthStrongest Man on Earth Reykjavík, Iceland 3 of 6
1994 1994 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man France 6 of 8
1993 1993 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Norway 5 of 8
1991 1991 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man England 1 of 8
2003-06-15 2003 IFSA All Strength ChallengeIFSA Grand Prix Winnipeg, Canada 23 of 34
1996 1996 World's Strongest VikingIFSA Grand Prix Copenhagen, Denmark 6 of 11
1995 1995 Manfred Höberl ClassicIFSA Grand Prix Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 5 of 8
1995 1995 IFSA Lithuania Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Klaipėda, Lithuania 2 of 3
1996 1996 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic 1 of 4
1995-08-06 1995 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Mintlaw, Scotland 2 of 12
1994 1994 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Peterhead, Scotland 4 of 11
1990 1990 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Glasgow, Scotland 9 of 15
1994-07-31 1994 European Muscle Power ClassicEuropean Muscle Power Classic Callander, Scotland 4 of 8
1994 1994 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Oulu, Finland 12 of 14
1995 1995 Britain's Strongest ManBritain's Strongest Man Gateshead, England 1 of 8
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManBritain's Strongest Man Scarborough, England 7 of 10
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManAtlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
4 in 42.90 s 6 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManSuper Yoke 18.08 m 6 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManDeadlift 2 in 17.75 s 10 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManFarmer's Walk 65.3 m 6 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManBus Pull 40.65 s 4 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManLog Medley
(105 to 155 kg)
2 in 19.92 s 6 of 10
2003-05-13 2003 Britain's Strongest ManFlip & Drag
(4x 400 kg tire flip, 300 kg chain drag
(12 m))
36.37 s 3 of 10
1996 1996 WSM FinalPower Stairs 61.15 s 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalMax Deadlift 230 kg 8 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 30.77 s 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalBasque Circle 767 ° 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalHercules Hold 46.60 s 3 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalWeight Throw 5.85 m 6 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalCar Flip 21.26 s 5 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalTractor Pull 36.55 s 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM Heat 2Leg Press 1 rep 6 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 2Deadlift Hold 74.15 s 2 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 2Loading Race 5 in 54.10 s 1 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 2Wheelbarrow Carry 20.99 s 1 of 6
1995 1995 WSM Heat 4Atlas Stones 5 in 44.76 s 3 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 4Murder Ball 3rd 3 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 4Wheelbarrow Carry 11.10 s 1 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 4Car Pull 31.51 s 2 of 4
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthMurder Ball 2nd 2 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthAtlas Stones 4 in 23.02 s 3 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthWheelbarrow Carry 12.15 s 1 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthLoading Race 40.32 s 4 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthFront Hold 24.90 s 4 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthArm Over Arm Pull 15.08 m 5 of 6
1994 1994 Strongest Man on EarthMax Log Lift 140 kg 3 of 6
1994 1994 WSM FinalAtlas Stones 4 in 45.29 s 6 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalPole Push 3rd 3 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalMax Deadlift
(18-inch deadlift)
No lift 7 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalHercules Hold 52.64 s 2 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalCar Walk 19.30 s 4 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalRock Press 120 kg 4 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalWheelbarrow Carry 17.42 s 4 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalTruck Pull 34.51 s 5 of 8
1994 1994 WSM Heat 1Farmer's Walk 83.5 m 1 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 1Wrestling 3rd 3 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 1Max Log Lift 140 kg 4 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 1Arm Over Arm Pull 33.02 s 1 of 4
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 230 kg (507 lbs) 1996 WSM Final
2 Max. Log Lift 140 kg (309 lbs) 1994 WSM Group 1