A muscle man is hoping it will be 10th time lucky in his bid to win a world title.
Terry Hollands of Dartford, competed in the World’s Strongest Man competition for the ninth time and ended up in seventh place.
Terry, who weighs 25st, finished third in 2011 and in 2007.
After the final, held in China, he wrote on Facebook: “There you go, over for another year.
“I know I am still competitive but injuries need to be addressed. I guess it’ll have to be 10th time lucky.”
Terry did well in the first round of the finals, which included the truck pull, and was comfortable in second place.
But when he failed to make the lift in one of the next challenges and only made it to sixth place in the deadlift event, Terry slipped down into seventh place overall.
A last disappointing round for the former professional rugby player kept him there.
The competition is held at the end of summer, but is not aired on television until winter.
Terry said: “Thanks everyone for the kind words and support.
"My back is still pretty bad three months along but it is improving. I aim to be at my best one more time at World’s Strongest Man 2014.”