While in the British Army, Martin Tye was injured while deployed to Afghanistan. He lost the use of his legs, was diagnosed with PTSD, and had to have numerous surgeries that resulted in complications and arthritis. Tye was able to find a new purpose in lifting three years after his injury when he participated in the Invictus Games. Soon after he mentioned wanting to break the record for the world’s heaviest deadlift. In 2019 he accomplished his mission by lifting 1,113 pounds in Somerset, England. Tye believes he has yet to reach his personal best and has plans to beat his own record.