Strongest Men in the World Showing What it Takes to Get Huge

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Competitions for the strongest men has been a fascination for most of our muscular men. Lifting massive weights and pulling heavy trucks are just some of the things these men would do to prove to the world that they are the strongest. The World’s Strongest Competition has been held since the 1970s, and even until now, men still show that they are the strongest. Let’s go back in time and meet the world’s strongmen.

Brian Shaw once again brought home his second title in 2013, which he won in Sanya, China.


Žydrūnas Savickas winning his first title in 2009. This was his first of three titles.


Phil Pfister pulls a firetruck instead of a plane for the truck pull event in 2007. Pfister is a fireman.

Phil Pfister wins the title in 2006! He is the first American to win the WSM title and has beaten the five-time champion Mariusz Pudzianowski.


Mariusz Pudzianowski on his first championship in 2002. He’d go on winning the competition for four more years, in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008. He is the only competitor  that has won the title five times.



Strongman Jouko Ahola has lifted the heaviest ever Atlas Stone in the 1999 WSM Competition and has garnered the title twice. The stone weighed 187 kgs (414lbs).

Jouko Ahola wins his first WSM title and lifted 434lbs for 45.7 seconds in 1997, setting the record for the Hercules Hold.


The 1998 WSM competition was held in Morocco. The title was won by Magnus Samuelsson.



Jón Páll Sigmarsson dies in 1993. The world of the strongmen loses a legend.

Jón Páll Sigmarsson wins his first title in 1984. Later, he won three more titles before his death.


Magnús ver Magnússon wins the 1991 WSM championships. This was his first win.




Geoff Capes wins the 1983 WSM for the first time. He was the first British WSM champion. He won

another title in 1985.


Bill Kazmaier wins the championships in 1980. This was his first out of three.


Bruce Wilhelm during his first victory as the first ever World’s Strongest Man in 1977.


The first WSM contest is held in Universal Studios, California in 1977.

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