Commander Grant Edwards

Commander Grant Edwards is a highly decorated Australian Federal Police Officer, former elite athlete and strongman competitor, and an ambassador for mental health services in policing and first responders.

Grant qualified for the Olympics and held the title of Australia’s strongest man, with his Guinness Book of Records feats of strength acclaimed internationally.

Rising above his tough beginnings in 1970s suburbia, Edwards found sanctuary in elite sport. But he found his true calling with the Australian Federal Police, rising swiftly through the ranks to Commander and personally establishing cybercrime units to fight child exploitation and human trafficking. A highly sought after and disciplined security advisor for governments around the world such as East Timor, Afghanistan and the Americas, Edwards was considered the last person to ‘crack’ – but a narrow escape from a deadly attack in Kabul pushed him to breaking point.

‘The Strong Man’ is the story of an extraordinary man and his extraordinary battle back from the brink.

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