In some ways, it's the worst-kept secret in the strongman world, but based on IronMind®'s conversations with someone very close to the center of the conversations, it is time to end the rumors and raise the curtain: Giants Live is the new official qualifying tour for the World's Strongest Man contest and the first event in the tour will be on May 17 at the Mohegan Sun.
Giants Live is the official qualifying tour for the World's Strongest Man and on May 17 the 2009 tour begins at the Mohegan Sun. IronMind®
Although an official press release will be following, here are the most important details.
Mohegan Sun is the kick-off event and tickets, as the cognoscenti know, are on sale at the Mohegan Sun box office. This first-stop in the 2009 Giants Live tour is scheduled for May 17 at 4:00 p.m.
The next stop will be in Stavanger, Norway on June 6 "and the rest of the tour will be confirmed soon," IronMind® was told. "We are very excited about the new tour and hope that we can take strongman competitions to the next level," said this key insider.
Here is the official list of competitors:
Terry Hollands (UK)
Jimmy Marku (UK)
Derek Poundstone (USA)
Hugo Girard (Canada)
Travis Ortmayer (USA)
Misha Koklyaev (Russia)
Brian Shaw (USA)
Mark Felix (UK)
Boris Haraldsson (Iceland)
Sebastian Wenta (Poland)
Johannes Arsjo (Sweden)
Louis-Philippe Jean (Canada)
Subject to change, the events are:
Giant Timber Frame Carry
IronMind's Apollon's Axle
Husafell Stone Carry
Giant Log Press
World's Strongest Man - the leading name in strongman - has a new official qualifying tour for 2009. IronMind®