Glamorous blonde woman, 33, beats dozens of men to become world’s toughest firefighter

November 5, 2012 | by | 1 Comment

Super-fit Suzanne Enghed is celebrating- after being crowned the World’s Toughest Firefighter.

The 33-year-old triumphed at the World Firefighter Games in Sydney, Australia – winning four gold medals and one silver.

Suzanne, who works at Cheltenham West station in Gloucestershire, triumphed in four events to claim her title against 5,000 firefighters from across the globe.

World's toughest firefighter Suzanne Enghed who won the World Firefighter Games in Sydney, Australia

World’s toughest firefighter Suzanne Enghed who won the World Firefighter Games in Sydney, Australia

She took on tasks including dashing up 86 flights of steps at Sydney Tower – all while dressed in full firefighting gear and breathing apparatus.

The gold medallist, who previously won the same title in Korea in 2010, said: “I’m very proud to have defended my title.

“My colleagues at the station have been very supportive. We did car washes and stair climbs to raise money for me to travel to Sydney.”

Suzanne with her firefighting gear

Suzanne with her firefighting gear

Suzanne completed an eye-watering series of firefighter related tasks in under 12 minutes, blitzing the field of other top female firefighters.

The tasks involved physical strength, such as carrying three rolled up hoses over 90 metres and then unrolling and connecting them.

Suzanne’s most daunting task was climbing over a three-metre high wall in full firefighting gear, including breathing apparatus and hefty boots.

She then had to haul an 80kg dummy 90 metres, scale a ladder up an 8.5 metre tower – having dragged it there.

Suzanne added: “It was really like a sprint because in between each of the four parts you only got a five-minutes rest, which was enough time to take your tunic off and try to cool down.

“It was no time at all really, and it was very, very hard.”

Suzanne also won gold in rowing, stair climbing and female doubles tennis and silver in mixed doubles tennis.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “…beats dozens of men…” I should hope not, it was the woman’s competition and men aren’t allowed to enter!

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