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Theudanaz
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 02:13 AM
Interesting to note that the strongest men have not included much negroid or mongolid genetics. This may of course have to do with the types of skills and feats involved in the competition and the type of strength (endurance mostly, but also some explosive) called for. A recent contestant seems impossible to win, very small and young, also of mixed race, Kevin Nee. All the greatest ones have come from nordic-UP types such as from Iceland, continental Scandinavia and the baltic / balto-slavic area. Also, Jouko Ahola has been hired to play "jewish strongman" on film, very funny.




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World's Strongest Man is the most important annual international event in strength athletics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strength_athletics). Organised by the International Federation of Strength Athletes (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=International_Federation _of_Strength_Athletes&action=edit) (IFSA), it is held around the end of September each year. Thirty contestants take part across five heats; the top two in each go through to the final. The event sponsors are Met-Rx (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Met-Rx&action=edit) and the top prize is known as the Met-Rx Trophy. For many years the competition was dominated by the Nordic countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_countries); however, the early years of the present decade have seen a growth in the number of strongman competitors from eastern Europe. In 2003 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003) Mariusz Pudzianowski retained the title by the greatest margin ever recorded.
The World's Strongest Woman contest is held alongside the men's competition. Women compete in the same disciplines as the men, but using weights which are 20 to 30 percent lighter.
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List of champions

YearChampionHome Country1977 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977)Bruce Wilhelm (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bruce_Wilhelm&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1978 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978)Bruce Wilhelm (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bruce_Wilhelm&action=edit) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1979 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979)Don Reinhoudt (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Don_Reinhoudt&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1980 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980)Bill Kazmaier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kazmaier)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1981 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981)Bill Kazmaier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kazmaier) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982)Bill Kazmaier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kazmaier) (3)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_America)1983 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983)Geoff Capes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Capes)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg) United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom)1984 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984)Jón Páll Sigmarsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3n_P%C3%A1ll_Sigmarsson)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1985 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985)Geoff Capes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Capes) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg) United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom)1986 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986)Jón Páll Sigmarsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3n_P%C3%A1ll_Sigmarsson) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1987 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987)Competition not held1988 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988)Jón Páll Sigmarsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3n_P%C3%A1ll_Sigmarsson) (3)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989)Jamie Reeves (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jamie_Reeves&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg) United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom)1990 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990)Jón Páll Sigmarsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3n_P%C3%A1ll_Sigmarsson) (4)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991)Magnús Ver Magnússon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magn%C3%BAs_Ver_Magn%C3%BAsson)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992)Ted van der Parre (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ted_van_der_Parre&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg) Netherlands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands)1993 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993)Gary Taylor (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gary_Taylor&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg) United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom)1994 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994)Magnús Ver Magnússon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magn%C3%BAs_Ver_Magn%C3%BAsson) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1995 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995)Magnús Ver Magnússon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magn%C3%BAs_Ver_Magn%C3%BAsson) (3)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1996 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996)Magnús Ver Magnússon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magn%C3%BAs_Ver_Magn%C3%BAsson) (4)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Iceland.svg) Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland)1997 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997)Jouko Ahola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jouko_Ahola)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Flag_of_Finland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Finland.svg) Finland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland)1998 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998)Magnus Samuelsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Magnus_Samuelsson&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Flag_of_Sweden.svg/25px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Sweden.svg) Sweden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden)1999 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999)Jouko Ahola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jouko_Ahola) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Flag_of_Finland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Finland.svg) Finland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland)2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000)Janne Virtanen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janne_Virtanen)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Flag_of_Finland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Finland.svg) Finland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland)2001 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001)Svend Karlsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svend_Karlsen)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Flag_of_Norway.svg/25px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Norway.svg) Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway)2002 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002)Mariusz Pudzianowski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariusz_Pudzianowski)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Poland.svg) Poland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland)2003 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003)Mariusz Pudzianowski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariusz_Pudzianowski) (2)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Poland.svg) Poland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland)2004 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004)Vasyl Virastyuk (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vasyl_Virastyuk&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Flag_of_Ukraine.svg/25px-Flag_of_Ukraine.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Ukraine.svg) Ukraine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine)2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005)Mariusz Pudzianowski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariusz_Pudzianowski) (3)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/25px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Poland.svg) Poland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland)
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Nordraserei
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 05:18 AM
Pretty funny. Notice every single person on there is either European or American? I'd bet $100.00 that every single person on that list is Caucasian or predominitely Caucasian also. Doesn't involve running so I guess non-Caucasians aren't really good at it.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 05:21 AM
Surviving Neanderthal genes?

OdinThor
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 05:39 AM
Pretty funny. Notice every single person on there is either European or American? I'd bet $100.00 that every single person on that list is Caucasian or predominitely Caucasian also. Doesn't involve running so I guess non-Caucasians aren't really good at it.
Note the names of the american winners. European.

Wilhelm (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bruce_Wilhelm&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) Reinhoudt (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Don_Reinhoudt&action=edit)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) Kazmaier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kazmaier)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/25px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_the_United_States.svg) .

They are even germanic.

The Black Prince
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Pretty funny. Notice every single person on there is either European or American? I'd bet $100.00 that every single person on that list is Caucasian or predominitely Caucasian also. Doesn't involve running so I guess non-Caucasians aren't really good at it.

Well I once saw a American Afro (I can't recall his name ?), I believe it was against 'Magnús Ver Magnússon' that he got a heart attack while, running? ;)

I've also once seen a Maori competing, although he was quitte robust, it didn't stand against the other competitors their robustness.

I think the Borreby strain (probably mixed with Nordid/Baltid) is dominant in these enormous powerfull men

Theudanaz
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005, 06:42 AM
Well I once saw a American Afro (I can't recall his name ?), I believe it was against 'Magnús Ver Magnússon' that he got a heart attack while, running? ;)

I've also once seen a Maori competing, although he was quitte robust, it didn't stand against the other competitors their robustness.

I think the Borreby strain (probably mixed with Nordid/Baltid) is dominant in these enormous powerfull men

Interesting you mention the Maori. Indeed the size, power and endurance of some polynesians and the Maori reveal how their caucasoid/europid admixture has increased their performance (along with western diets) compared to their less europid brethren.

sceagacros
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Kasmieir(sp?) was AWESOME in his day - I remember 198-something, watching as he tore his pec clean off the connecting tendon!!!I seem to remember he was bending a steel bar around his kneck?Truly insane strength and I do believe they are all pretty much german or scandi, although theres always a scot or brit in there somewhere making an impressive showing.I saw Kasmieir (that cant be spelled right), still does commentary on the strongest man shows-still looks good - compare to Arnold (bodybuilder) -power lifters do tend to keep more muscle after retirement.I visited Dorian Yates' "official" website the other day and was shocked some kid had very respectfully written in and asked about ethnic genes "helping " create such a champion and Dorian responded that he guess he owed a debt to his mothers german genetic contribution.

Krissi
Thursday, December 29th, 2005, 06:37 AM
Just to see all the Icelandic flags and names in the winners list fills me up with pride... I'm positive that Benedikt Magnússon will keep up the tradition and bring the title back home to Iceland, were it belongs, in few years ;)

Sifsvina
Thursday, December 29th, 2005, 09:54 AM
I just watched this and it was very enjoyable! Their awesome strength makes me proud. It was funny that it was in china and all but one of the guys was very caucasian, interesting contrast with the crowd! The one chinese contestant was tiny and didn't stand a chance. I like lumberjack games as well;-)
:valkyrie

Oxygen
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 07:53 PM
Just to see all the Icelandic flags and names in the winners list fills me up with pride... I'm positive that Benedikt Magnússon will keep up the tradition and bring the title back home to Iceland, were it belongs, in few years ;)

Love watching Benedikt Magnússon doing his antics, the guy's crazy!..crazy strong :thumbup
Benni deadlifting 426..easy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ydBkk2Nv4c&feature=related

and 440 in competition..the guy's insane haha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tOxtGCrx4s