Pete Tancred

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Pete Tancred
Born (1949-10-20) 20 October 1949 (age 64)
Occupation Strongman Athlete
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 245 pounds (111 kg)
Relatives Bill Tancred
Competition record
Discus
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Olympic Games
Qualified 1976 Summer Olympic Games
Competitor for  England
Commonwealth Games
6th 1978 Commonwealth Games
British National Championships (AAA)
2nd 1969
3rd 1972
3rd 1973
2nd 1976
1st 1977
1st 1978
2nd 1980
UK Championships[1]
1st 1977
1st 1980
1st 1983
Strongman
Competitor for  England
Britain's Strongest Man
2nd 1984
1st 1986
Britain's Most Powerful Man

Peter Arthur "Pete" Tancred (born 20 October 1949) is a former athlete, and professional strongman from England. He competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the discus and came sixth at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.[2] In 1984 he competed in Britain's Strongest Man coming second behind Alan Crossley and two years later won Britain's Most Powerful Man, the replacement for the absent Britain's Strongest Man competition that year.

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Tancred was born on 20 October 1949 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan,[3] the younger brother of Bill Tancred. In Britain he became affiliated to Queens Park Harriers in London. He competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and came sixth at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.[2] Domestically, he was the British Champion (AAA) twice (in 1977 and 1978),[4] following in the footsteps of his brother Bill who won the title seven times. In 1984 he competed in Britain's Strongest Man coming second behind Alan Crossley and two years later won Britain's Most Powerful Man, the replacement for the absent Britain's Strongest Man competition that year.

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