Bryan Benzel of the USA was scheduled to be an alternate for Worlds Strongest Man this year until about 12 hours before the contest started. When he was called on to replace an athlete in group 3. It is unofficial as to who but it is being reported that it is Iron Bibby who is being replaced.
It is unknown why Bibby was pulled from the contest. We will update this post with any new information.
Bryan Benzel will be going up against the likes of Zydrunas Savickas, Graham Hicks, Robert Oberst, and more in group 3 trying to earn his spot in the finals.
The contest kicks off tomorrow in Manila (which is tonight in the USA) with event 1 the loading race which consists of a pair of giant farmers walks and 2 160kg Rogue sandbags.
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