Among the world’s strongest males are coming to Gimli this weekend.
The Icelandic Competition of Manitoba in Gimli — Islendingadagurinn to Icelanders — is again for its first in-person competition following a two-year pandemic hiatus, and so they’re coming again stronger than ever.
The competition is partnering with four-time World’s Strongest Man champion Magnús Ver Magnússon to carry a world-class strongman occasion showcasing conventional Icelandic feats of power.
The competition says skilled strongmen from around the globe shall be participating within the competitors utilizing pure parts like stones, bushes and Icelandic and Viking-inspired implements.
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“This weekend, you’ll see big log lifts. You’ll see stone loading. You’ll see the Viking ships pulled,” Ver Magnússon tells 680 CJOB’s The Begin.
“It’s becoming to the old-time sturdy man. Principally the way it was — the hardest and strongest survived.”
Ver Magnússon mentioned the two-day occasion may also see rivals throwing more and more heavier sandbags, lifting stones and logs — one he says is “the most important log in Canada — and doing deadlifts with weights he describes as “much like the Flintstones.”
“It’ll be a tremendous present and quite a lot of enjoyable,” he mentioned.
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The competitors, dubbed Magnús Ver Magnússon Traditional Gimli, will see the winner invited to the Magnús Ver Magnússon Classic Iceland in November which acts as a qualifier for a spot to sq. off with the perfect of the perfect at the World’s Strongest Man Competition.
The World’s Strongest Man Competitors was began in 1977 and yearly sees 25 athletes determine, nicely, who the world’s strongest man is by squatting and lifting a whole bunch of kilos value of ridiculously heavy issues.
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“I’ve at all times checked out this, you recognize, of the strongman of the world (competitors) as power athletics,” explains Ver Magnússon, who received the world’s championship in 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
“So that you’re not simply sturdy, you need to be athletic as nicely.”
The Magnús Ver Magnússon Traditional Gimli runs Saturday and Sunday from midday to 4 p.m. through the annual competition.
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