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Ever watch World’s Strongest Man on television and wish you could be there? Yeah, me too, but it’s not always easy to get to the exotic places they hold the annual competition. Anyone within travelling distance from London’s ExCeL will now have the opportunity to see the stars of World’s Strongest Man in late May.

World's Strongest Man Experience

On Saturday May 29th and Sunday 30th, the first ever World’s Strongest Man Experience will be taking place at the ExCeL as a part of SENI 2010 – The International Combat Sports Show. Courtesy of WorldsStrongestMan.com, here is some blurb:

Make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to see The first official ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ Experience! Experience the power of WSM over two hours of explosive head to head battles in the all-seater ‘Power Pit!’ arena, hosted by 2001 World’s Strongest Man, Svend Karlsen!

Those taking part in the event are:

Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania)
World’s Strongest Man 2009, 3-time World’s Strongest Man runner up and 6-time Arnold Strongman Classic Champion

Terry Hollands (England)
3rd place at World’s Strongest Man 2007, England’s Strongest Man 2009, Britain’s Strongest Man 2007 and UK’s Strongest Man 2005

Mark Felix (England)
4th place at World’s Strongest Man 2006, runner up in All-American Strongman Challenge 2010 and Rolling Thunder Champion 2009 & 2008

Kevin Nee (America)
8th place at World’s Strongest Man 2007, runner up in All-American Strongman Challenge 2007 and 4th at America’s Strongest Man 2006

Darren Sadler (England)
3rd place in England’s Strongest Man 2009, 3rd place in Britain’s Strongest Man 2007 and Under 105kg World Strongman Challenge Champion 2006

Laurence Shahlaei (England)
9th place at World’s Strongest Man 2009, England’s Strongest Man 2009 and 4th place in Britain’s Strongest Man 2008

Jimmy Marku (England)
UK’s Strongest Man 2009, Britain’s Strongest Man 2008 and England’s Strongest Man 2008, 2007 & 2006

Sebastian Wenta (Poland)
Runner up World’s Strongest Man 2007, Highlander Challenge World Champion 2008 & 2007 and runner up Europe’s Strongest Man 2007

The events announced thus far are:

  • Dumbell Press
  • Car Deadlift
  • Farmers Walk
  • Shield Carry
  • Atlas Stones

Savickas has to be the favourite, especially with events like the Dumbell Press and Car Deadlift, though he’ll be up against arguably the world’s best WSM Deadlifter in the form of Mark Felix. The Shield Carry, most recently seen in the Super Series last year, is a nice nod back to World’s Strongest Man competitions of old and the Húsafell Stone.

Tickets are £25 each (less for children and there are family reductions) and can be bought from ticketmaster. I am unfortunately busy on the Saturday but will be there on the Sunday and I’ll hopefully see you there! I’m thrilled, after watching these guys on television for years, to be getting the opportunity to see them perform live – hopefully this is just the first of many more events like this.

For more information head over to the World’s Strongest Man Experience page on WorldsStrongestMan.com.

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