Andrus Murumets had come into the second day of competition at the Strongman Champions League competition in Ideapark, Finland 2-1/2 points behind Martin Wildauer, but by continuing to produce consistently-strong performances, he took the victory.
Andrus Murumets (center) won the Strongman Champions League contest in Ideapark - holding off top challengers Martin Wildauer (left), who finished third, and Vidas Blekaitis (right), who finished second. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Ilkka Kinnunen
The Log Lift for maximum weight kicked off the second day and although Vidas Blekaitis wasn’t able to make a new personal best of 205 kg, he still won with his 180-kg lift. Agris Kazelniks and Andrus Murumets were tied for second at 175 kg.
Next up was the Crane Pull with a harness and a rope; the crane weighed 22 tons and the 15-meter course was said to be slightly uphill. Once again, Vidas Blekaitis won (34.13 seconds); Andrus Murumets was second (35.01 seconds) and Jani Kolehmainen was third (35.97 seconds).
Sack Loading was the final event, with the five 100-kg sacks being carried 8 meters. Martin Wildauer won (37.25 seconds), followed by Andrus Murumets (38.55 seconds) and Janne Hartikainen (38.88 seconds).
1. Andrus Murumets 51.5 points
2. Vidas Blekaitis 50.5
3. Martin Wildauer 44
4. Jani Kolehmainen 38.5
5. Agris Kazelniks 35.5
6. Janne Hartikainen 33.5
7. Ville Vihola 25.5
8. Matt Wanat
9. Jarno Hams 15 (injured)
10. Simon Sulaimon 14.5