Posts Tagged ‘wsm’

World’s Strongest Man 30 Year Retrospective

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Kaz VikingI’m sorry to post so many videos, but this World’s Strongest Man 30 Years of Pain is a must-watch for any fan of strongman or powerlifting. I did not know Jón Páll Sigmarsson died at age 33. What a bum deal.

In the meantime you’ve got Magnus Ver Magnusson, Magnus Samuels-son, Svend Carlson, Phil Phister, Marisuz Pudianowski, and many others. Granted, maybe 1 in 100 of these guys were not on the juice, but every single competition is inspirational.

Anyway, Kaz is nuts and so are the rest of the old school strongmen. If you only care about losing fat, don’t bother with this video, but if you’ve ever watched the WSM finals during Christmas vacation, and you actually knew the finalists and had a favorite, you have to watch this.

‘Nuff said.

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Mariusz Pudzianowski Wins WSM Again (Video)

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I think this all went down back in September, but I just found out about it. Usually I watch this whole event on ESPN around New Years, but this year I was too busy with the fam to watch much TV.

In any case, as if you didn’t already know, Mariusz Pudzianowski won his record 5th Worlds Strongest Man title at WSM 2008. This is the video of the final event pitting Mariusz against Derek Poundstone in the Atlas Stones.

Seems to me that Derek had it won until he missed his placement on the last stone. For what it’s worth Derek, I’m sorry that you have to live with that. Good times.

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