270 athletes competing 21 countries being represented 8 world titles being awarded and 3 invites to giant lives up for grabs the 2018 Official Strongman Games is taking place this weekend December 7-9 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Dorton Arena.
Last year was an amazing event put on by Train Strongman and official Strongman and this year looks to only build on that. The events are brutal with 4 of the 6 events being medleys there are no drag races here!
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Schedule of events
All times are EST
– 4:00pm – 7:30pm Deadlift Ladder
– 10:00am – 11:00am Sandbag Throw
– 1:00pm – 3:15pm Overhead Medley
– 3:45pm – 7:30pm Wheelbarrow Loading Race
Sunday: Top 10 from each category
– 11:00am – 12:00pm Yoke + Sandbag Carry
– 2:00pm – 4:15pm Atlas Stones
Running order for all events is the same:
– Women’s Under 64kg
– Women’s Masters
– Women’s Under 82kg
– Women’s Open (World’s Strongest Woman)
– Men’s Under 80kg
– Men’s Under 90kg
– Men’s Under 105kg
– Men’s Masters
– Men’s Open
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Day 1 starts with a deadlift ladder which will be a challenge to complete for most competitors while a few will make it look like speed work
Day 2 will be a sandbag over bar throw featuring 4 Cerberus bags increasing in weight over a 13′ bar for women and a 15′ bar for men.
Followed by an overhead medley consisting of a log, axle, coccus dumbbell and keg
Ending in a wheelbarrow race where athletes will have to load a keg, husafell stone and sandbag into a wheelbarrow and carry it for time.
After day 2 only the top 10 athletes will advance for the remaining two events which are a yoke carry for 50ft and then a sandbag carried 50ft and loaded over the same yoke the last event will be the ever iconic atlas stone series with this one featuring 6 stones not the usual 6!
For compitare and full event details go to http://strongman.games/official-strongman-games-worlds-strongest-competition/
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