Riku Kiri (born April 5, 1963, in Kotka, Finland) is a Finnish sportsman, best known for competing in the World’s Strongest Man competition, narrowly missing out on capturing the title on more than one occasion. He has been referred to as: ”the strongest guy who has never won the World’s Strongest Man competition.”
The 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in), 145 kg (320 lb) Kiri is particularly noted for his static strength that includes a 300 kg single-arm deadlift and also his many world records. He has bench pressed more than 300 kg ’raw’. At 19 years old in 1983, Riku held a World Record in powerlifting in the squat lift in IPF competition, 350 kg (125 kg weight category).