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January 26th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

World’s top strongmen come to London

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Strongman at international competition

Folks, a lot of people posted on this blog last year about Britain’s Strongest Man and how disappointed they were that it didn’t go ahead.

I don’t know if it will go ahead this year either, but there are other opportunities to see top class strongman and one of them is coming up in March 2011.

The Grand Prix Fitness Expo at Excel, London will be hosting Giants Live, the World’s Strongest Man qualifying tour over 19-20th March 2011. This means that the big beasts will be in London to qualify for WSM, including all the top Brits.

Some of the names confirmed are Derek Poundstone and Brian Shaw (2nd in WSM 2010) from the US, Terry Hollands, Mark Felix and Laurence ‘Big Loz’ Shahlaei from the UK, Norway’s Richard Skog and Iceland’s Stefan Solvi Petursson (4th at WSM 2010), who was a bit of a crowd favourite at the World’s Strongest Man Experience last May.

So if you want to see the best of British strongman, this is the event to head for!

Andy Bolton deadlift world record attempt

It’s not just strongman either, there are powerlifting and bodybuilding contests and a new world record deadlift attempt by the current holder, Andy Bolton.

As well as the obligatory MMA, BMX and skateboarding for those going through their mid-life crises (…only kidding, don’t hate me!)

Strongman-style training has become very popular recently, which is great to see. But if you’ve never seen real strongman in the flesh I highly recommend it. It’s like a live heavyweight boxing match – seeing it on the telly is just not the same and you don’t get the sense of just how huge, strong and powerful these guys are until you see them in front of you!

Check out the promo video and tell me it doesn’t look exciting!

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  • 1

    You know, this post is one of those entries that makes me feel like all the good stuff is on one side of the world…AND I’M ON THE OTHER SIDE!

    Justin_P on January 28th, 2011
  • 2

    damn again i out of the country when this is on, no fair! 🙁

    tenitgers on January 28th, 2011
  • 3

    @ justin: you do have the Arnold!

    gubernatrix on January 28th, 2011
  • 4

    @ tentigers: pity, sounds right up your street!

    gubernatrix on January 28th, 2011
  • 5

    can somebody please help me and tell me how and where to buy tickets for this event!!!!

    Jennifer Beddard on February 1st, 2011
  • 6

    Jennifer, you can buy tickets here:

    gubernatrix on February 1st, 2011


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