Magnús Ver Magnusson, ICE – Strongman
(born 22 April 1963) is an Icelandic former powerlifter and strongman competitor. He won the title of World’s Strongest Man four times (1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996). Magnús competed in his first strongman contest in 1985, finishing third in the Iceland’s Strongest Man competition won by Jón Páll Sigmarsson. He decided to focus solely on › Read more
Bruce Wilhelm, USA – Strongman
(born July 13, 1945) is a former Olympic Silver Medalist weightlifter and strongman from the United States. He is a two-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition in 1977 and 1978 and the author of numerous strength-related articles and books. He was a member of the executive board of the United States Olympic Committee. › Read more
Jon Pall Sigmarsson, ICE – Strongman
Four times World’s Strongest Man, two seconds and one third. Jon Pall was also five times World Muscle Power champion. He took up Glima, a traditional Icelandic wrestling at the age of five and went on to play soccer, swimming, handball and middle-distance running. The Scandinavian title in the World Championship followed. Jon Pall also › Read more
Bill Kazmaier, USA – Strongman
World’s Strongest Man, one second, one third and a fourth in his last appearance in 1989. Bill has also one World Muscle Power championship title. He has played American Football and was a popular World Powerlifting Champion in 1979. Bill set many powerlifting records such as bench press 300kg, deadlift 410kg and did a three › Read more
Jouko Ahola, FIN – Strongman
Jouko “Jokke” Ahola is the strongest man in the world 1997 and 1999. He is from Finland and lives in Hämeenlinna. He is one of the founder members of Hämeenlinna’s Strong Man Group and belongs to International Federation of Strength Athletes (IFSA). Here are some of his achievements: 1995-1996: •First position in European Hercules 1995, › Read more
Geoff Capes, ENG – Strongman & Highland Games Legend
Geoffrey Lewis Humberg Capes (born 23 August 1949) is a British former athlete, strongman and professional Highland Gamescompetitor. As an athlete he represented both England and Great Britain in field athletics, specialising in the shot put an event in which he was twice Commonwealth champion, twice European champion, and three time Olympian. As a strongman, he twice won the title of World’s Strongest Man,was World Muscle Power champion › Read more
Gary Taylor, WAL – Strongman
The World’s Strongest Man competition in 1993, held in Orange, France, was one of the best ever and culminated in a win for Gary Taylor, also know as the “Welsh Dragon.” A worthy winner, he further enhanced Britain’s reputation established by such Strongmen as Geoff Capes and Jamie Reeves. Gary first staked his claim for › Read more
Paul Anderson, USA -Strongman
Born 17th October 1932, Toccoa, Georgia. For two years, 1955 and 1956, he was the world's greatest super-heavy-weight, winning the US championships, the World title in 1955 and the Olympia title in 1956 (by virtue of lighter bodyweight). In 1956 he pressed 400lb, snatched 335lb and clean and jerked 440lb for a record total. He then turned professional as a night-club strongman and for a time wrestled and boxed professionally. › Read more
Riku Kiri, FIN – Strongman & Powerlifter
Riku Kiri was one of a long line of Finish strength Strongmen selected for the World’s Strongest Man competitions. The many contests in his homeland have nurtured greats such as Ilkka Nummisto, Markku Suonenvirta and Ilkka Kinnunen and in open competitions, valuable prizes have attracted the cream of international competitors to Finland. Kiri has been › Read more
Heinz Ollesch, GER – Strongman
Heinz Ollesch (born November 11, 1966) is a strongman from Germany. He won Germany’s Strongest Man 12 times, and he participated in the World’s Strongest Man Finals in 1995 and 1997. Ollesch was born in Rosenheim, Bavaria and grew up in Lehen, Großkarolinenfeld, starting with strength training 1984 and doing international Strongman contests since 1994. › Read more

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On Sunday 15th August in Bangor Co.Down was the grand final of Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021.  16 of the strongest men were gathered who earned their place from a qualifier prior to the contest.  Unfortunately, the defending champion Matthew McCoy was unable to attend due to an illness.  However, this was still an incredible line
Jack Harkin Wins the Qualifier for Ireland’s Strongest Man 2021
The contest found the remainder of the All Ireland Finalists to make a 16 man line up joining the likes of Matthew McCoy, Ivan Gannon, Pa O’Dwyer, Matthew McKeegan and Peter Bremmer to see who will win this historic crown.  This contest also was for Republic of Ireland, Ulster, 95KG, & 110KG and Novice/Junior/Master Strongest
Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier 2021
The Ireland’s Strongest Man Qualifier will take place on Sunday 25th July at 12 Noon in Davey Jones’ Unit, 10-13 Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny.     To enter the competition and have your chance to compete against the best in Ireland complete the membership form.  ISA – ANNUAL APPLICATION FORM 2021 | Irish Strong Man  
Matthew McCoy win Ireland’s Strongest Man 2020
First UK’s Strongest Man 2021 Tour Qualifier for MK Stadium on 29th-31st May 2021 event was held in Bangor County Down. A great competition and we thank Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support. The event was filmed for RTE 2, Ch5 and was live streamed on our page by one of our

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