Ilkka Kinnunen told IronMind® today that the IFSA Tornio-Haparanda Grand Prix plans are going well, as he released the first details on the contest.
Finland, the traditional home of some of the heaviest strongman contests in the world, will be hosting the IFSA Tornio-Haparanda Grand Prix in August. IronMind® | Image courtesy of Ilkka Kinnunen.
This competition is scheduled for August 4 - 5 and, so far, Kinnunen said, the list of starting athletes looks like this: Jani Illikainen, Juha Matti Rasanen, Igor Pedan, Vidas Bleikaitis, Andrus Murumets, Geoff Dolan, Van Hatfield, Anders Johansson, Jorma Paananen and Jarmo Hams. Kinnunen told IronMind® that two more athletes will be invited.
So far, the confirmed events are log lift for maximum weight, Atlas stones and 320-kg deadlift for reps; Kinnunen said that at least three more events will be added.