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Giants Live: Battle Of The Norse Giants 2016 Preview

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Battle Of The Norse Giants taking place in Norrköping, Sweden on November 12th is the first chance for athletes to qualify for Worlds Strongest Man 2017. With Brian Shaw winning the contest in 2014 and Hafthor Bjornsson winning in 2015 this contest always brings out the best in the world and this year is no different with a line up including Zydrunas Savickas.

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Joining arguably the strongest man to ever live includes local hero Johannes Arsjo, Benni Magnuessons return to competition, top competitors such as Mark Felix & Terry Hollands along with new comers making their international debut such as Luke Herrick of the USA.

WATCH Live on FloElite 11/12/16 Starting at 3:00am PST

Events:

  • Farmers Walk 150kg for 40m
  • 150kg Safe Press
  • Car Deadlift 400kg
  • Loading Race
  • Keg Toss: 18kg to 24kg over a 4.5m high bar
  • Atlas Stones: 120, 140, 160, 180,200kg

Athletes:

Johannes Årsjö (Sweden)
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 155kg/342lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • Sweden’s Strongest Man (2009-2015)
    • Scandinavia’s Strongest Man (2012, 2013)
    • 2nd place Europe’s Strongest Man (2014)
    • 2X World’s Strongest Man™ Finalist
  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Martin Forsmark (Sweden)
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6′ 6″
  • Weight: 165kg/364lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 2X 2nd place Sweden’s Strongest Man (2011, 2014)
  • Instagram
Joachim Gustavsson (Sweden)
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 130kg/287lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 3rd place Sweden’s Strongest Man (2016)
  • Instagram
Johan Liljeblad (Sweden)
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 150kg/331lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 5th place Sweden’s Strongest Man
  • Instagram
Žydrūnas “Big Z” Savickas (Lithuania)
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 160kg/353lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 4X World’s Strongest Man™
    • 8X Arnold Classic Champion
    • 14X Lithuanian Strongest Man
    • Over 70 Strongman World Records
    • 14 Guinness World Records
  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Bennidict Magnusson (Iceland)
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6′
  • Weight: 171kg/377lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 2nd place Deadlift Championships
    • Iceland’s Strongest Man (2003-2004)
    • 2X 2nd place Iceland’s Strongest Man (2004, 2010)
  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Antti Muajärvi (Finland)
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 150kg/331lbs
  • Why watch?
    • Multiple-time podium finisher at Finland’s Strongest Man
    • 2nd place SCL Truck Pull World’s (2013)
  • Instagram | Twitter
Terry Hollands (England)
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 170kg/375lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 9X World’s Strongest Man™ competitor (2006-2014)
    • 2X 3rd place World’s Strongest Man™ (2007, 2011)
    • 2nd place Europe’s Strongest Man (2010)
    • Britain’s Strongest Man (2007)
    • 3X 2nd place Britain’s Strongest Man (2008, 2012-2013)
  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Will Baggot (England)
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 130kg/287lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 2nd place 105kg United Strongman Finland 2014/2015 season
    • UK Strongest Man competitor
  • Instagram | Twitter
Mark Felix (England)
  • Age: 49
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 140kg/309lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 10X World’s Strongest Man™ Competitor
    • 2X 3rd place Europe’s Strongest Man (2010, 2015)
    • 4th place Europe’s Strongest Man (2008)
    • 4X 2nd place Britain’s Strongest Man (2006-2007, 2015-2016)
    • 2X 3rd place Britain’s Strongest Man (2008, 2013)
  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Luke Herrick (USA)
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 170kg/375lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • Texas’ Strongest Man (2013)
    • 3rd place Arnold Amateur Strongman (2015)
    • 3X National Competitor
  • Instagram | Twitter
Jimmy Paquet (Canada)
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6′
  • Weight: 120kg/265lbs
  • Why Watch?
    • 2nd overall Canadian Strongman Circuit (2016)
    • 2nd place Canada’s Strongest Man
    • 3rd overall Canadian Strongman Circuit (2015)
  • Instagram

Sources: FloElite, Official Strongman

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