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World's Strongest Man competition takes place in Bradenton this weekend

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 10:02:20-04

BRADENTON, Fla.—Get ready to see 30,000-pound trucks pulled and 650 pounds deadlifted at the Tachi Palace World's Strongest Man competition in Bradenton. The competition is taking place June 13-16, with the qualifying rounds occurring on the first three days and the finale happening on Sunday. The event is free to attend.

Here is the full schedule for the competition:

Qualifying Rounds

  • June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Old Main Street, Downtown Bradenton
  • June 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island
  • June 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Manatee Public Beach, Anna Maria Island


  • June 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Manatee Public Beach, Anna Maria Island

The World's Strongest Man competition has been held annually since 1977. Competitors qualify based on placing in the top three in a Giants Live event.

This year, 25 strength athletes will compete for the title, including Game of Thrones actor and four-time champion Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.

There will be five events for each qualifying round that everyone will participate in (a change from last year): truck pull, super yoke and farmer’s walk medley, overhead press, deadlift and last man standing. For the finale, watch the remaining competitors participate in the loading race (medley), deadlift hold, overhead press (medley), squat lift and Atlas stones.

More than 70 countries and territories will be able to watch broadcast coverage of the event, which has an estimated viewership of more than 220 million.

To find more information about the competition and the competitors, click here.