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Pals will shape up for Mr Universe

Muscling in: Richard Gannon (left) and Steven O'Brien will hope to make an impact in November.
Muscling in: Richard Gannon (left) and Steven O'Brien will hope to make an impact in November.

A pair of bodybuilding pals will live the “dream of all dreams” after qualifying for the Mr Universe contest.

Steven O’Brien, 48, and Richard Gannon, 37, who are from Carlton and Castleford will compete in the showdown at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham in November.

Mr O’Brien said: “That’s where Arnold Schwarzenegger went - it’s the dream of all dreams to go there.”

The super-ripped duo have been training together for the last 10 years.