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Video: Bayo lifts Pudsey

13 November 2015

Dons striker takes charity challenge in his stride

Bayo Akinfenwa lived up to his billing as the strongest footballer in the world by lifting Pudsey Bear five times this afternoon.

In an event that raised funds for Children In Need, taking on the challenge of 10-stone Pudsey proved to be no problem for the man known as “The Beast”.

  to view a video on our official You Tube channel.Charity PushClick on 

   page for donations.JustGivingIt was staged at Paul Strank HQ in Wimbledon and you can sponsor Bayo’s achievement by visiting the  

Having been recognised by video game series FIFA as the strongest footballer, the sponsored bench-press or “Pudsey Press” was a challenge that Bayo relished.

Bayo joked: “I think it was five, but it could have been more, and I told Pudsey beforehand that it would not be a problem! The first time I did something like this was when I lifted Ivor and I am getting used to this type of thing now. Maybe it could be Haydon the Womble next time, but he will be bigger I think!

“It’s cool to give something back and this is for a great cause. AFC Wimbledon is a unique club and when we do something like this in the community it reinforces what we are about.”

  to view an interview with our striker on the London Standard website.Bayo ChallengeClick on 


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