19 0ct World Drug Free Powerlifting Championships / St Petersburg Russia.

Derek Boyer and Lenin
Standing under one of the many iconic statues of Lenin

I went into this event injured (sprained ligaments in my back, bruising and partial paralysis of my left thigh.) My competition came from a big determined American, Richard Edinger. This set the scene for one of my best victories ever as we went lift for lift down to the very last deadlift to decide a winner. I had previous plans of totaling in excess of 850 kg total in the 145kg unequipped division but ended with 725kg for the win.

Derek Boyer - St Petersberg
Pulling over 300kg for a win in the 145kg Division

You can’t always be at your best but it’s in these times you have to keep your metal, keep things together and keep pushing forward. The whole experience was highlighted by a great after party drinking huge amounts of Russian vodka and eating all the Russian caviar I could stomach. The camaraderie was truly great.

About Derek Boyer

Derek Boyer, Strength Specialist, 8 times World Strongest Man competitor and finalist, Martial Artist, TV Personality, movie actor and life coach. As seen in cinema, Transworld International Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, MTV, Euro Sports, variety shows worldwide and all major Australian television networks.
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