Coming into the final stage of the 2009 Strongman Champions League contest, Andrus Murumets had an unassailable lead, so even with his mid-field finish in Kiev on Saturday, he was crowned the overall champion for this season.
Strongman Champions League: Andrus Murumets (center), the overall 2009 Strongman Champions League (SCL) Champion, is flanked by SCL cofounders, Ilkka Kinnunen (left) and Marcel Mosert (right). Agris Kazelniks, second overall, is on the far left, and Zydrunas Savickas, third overall, on on the far right. IronMind® | Ekaterina Majorskaya photo.
Marcel Mostert filed this report for IronMind®.
Zydrunas Wins His 3rd SCL in a Row . . . Andrus Murumets is the Overall Winner of SCL 2009
By Marcel Mostert
The final SCL 2009 in the Ukraine had a great venue in Kiev. It was in the factory, built in 1952, where they manufacture the biggest freight airplanes of the world, the Antonov.
One of these aircrafts was the décor of the show, incredibly huge and massively big are these airplanes. It did fit perfectly for the SCL show with the strongest men of the world.
World Champion 2009, Zydrunas Savickas, won the SCL Ukraine, followed by Travis Ortmayer, and Agris Kazelniks was in 3rd place.
In total, 41 athletes competed in the Strongman Champions League this year. Andrus Murumets won the overall title over 8 stages, Agris Kazelniks got 2nd and Zydrunas Savickas got 3rd place.
All athletes, crew and officials of the SCL 2009 had a great and nice celebration in Kiev until late, late hours, and we look forward to 2010 where we will have 10 stages of SCL again!
Results top 10 SCL-Ukraine:
1. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 54.5
2. Travis Ortmayer (USA) 48.5
3. Agris Kazelniks (Latvia) 40
4. Konstantin Ilin (Ukraine) 38.5
5. Andrus Murumets (Estonia) 38.5
6. Mark Felix (UK) 33.5
7. Ervin Katona (Serbia) 31.5
8. Etienne Smit (South Africa) 28
9. Sergey Romanchuk (Ukraine) 26
10. Vladimir Glushko (Russia) 20.5
Final Results SCL 2009 Overall
1. Andrus Murumets (Estonia) 105
2. Agris Kazelniks (Latvia) 68
3. Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 60
4. Ervin Katona (Serbia) 48
5. Mikhail Koklyaev (Russia) 40
6. Jimmy Laureys (Belgium) 39
7. Martin Wildauer (Austria) 38
8. Konstantin Ilin (Ukraine) 29
9. Travis Ortmayer (USA) 27
10. Alexander Klyushev (Russia) 22