Eddie Hall Leads World’s Strongest Man

Eddie Hall pounded out a winning 15 reps on the squat, which used a stretched IronMind Apollon’s Axle fitted with massive globes and weighed 700 lb. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo Eddie Hall pounded out a winning 15 reps on the squat, which used a stretched IronMind Apollon’s Axle fitted with massive globes and weighed 700 lb. Hall leads World’s Strongest Man 2017 after the first day of the finals in Gaborone, Botswana. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

Gaborone, Botswana - Eddie Hall (UK) won two of the three events in day one of the finals of World’s Strongest Man 2017 today, establishing himself as the man to beat when the action resumes tomorrow.

Hall also won the Viking Press and ended the day with 26 points. Brian Shaw (USA) is in second place, one-half point behind Hall, and Hafthor Julius Bjornssson (Iceland) is three points behind Shaw.

The action resumes tomorrow, starting with the Plane Pull.

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