Strongmen who have died too young

The sport of Strongman was officially created in 1977 when Transworld International created and produced the first World Strongest Man that was aired on CBS Television. That competition led to the formation of Strongman organizations and contests in countries around the globe. Today we have professional strongmen who compete in a circuit of contests on …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson: World’s Greatest Strongman

Here’s a very rare interview/biography written by his friend Sigurbjornsson around 1980. You will learn how Jon Paul Sigmarsson trained, ate and lived. – Mr. Berg Jon all Sigmarsson, named according to Icelandic custom with ‘Sigmarsson’ meaning his father name is Sigmar, grew up inone of the small fishing villages around our coastline. As every …

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Tom Magee – The Strong Hellboy!

Tom Magee was a wrestler, strongman and powerlifter. He used to bleed through his nose, that was Tom’s trademark. Here’s his back ground story. The following article was published by strongman historian ‘FitGeral’ in 1988 – Mr. Berg “It was on July the 1st, 1958, that Canada Day celebrations reached a feverish pitch in the …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson Tribute

Brian Batcheldor is a long time friend of Jon Pall and has promoted many strength competitions in the United Kingdom. The following tribute was written by Mr. Batcheldor! “Throughout history of the greatest respected attribute of a man has been his strength, being tested by various form of competition across the world. Many of these …

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Geoff Capes: Britain’s Strongman Pioneer

In the early 70s the britain were forced to take a back seat when it came to producing men of immense size and strength. America ruled in this area. But thankfully their domination came to an end.  The former Huntington policeman, Geoffrey Lewis Capes, had climbed to the top. In less than a decade, Geoff Capes …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson Training Routine

I heard a rumour that Jon Pall used to read in his earlier training years George F. Jowett Training Course. It’s a very old course about working out without weights. Just click on the link or use the tag system and click ‘George Jowett’ . Furthermore the magazine “Powerlifting USA 1988 (mar)” cited that Jon …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson: The White Giant

Blonde, blue-eyed and muscular. That was Jon Pall Sigmarsson. This white giant was born 1960 in Island. He was ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ and the national hero. Jon was quite famous for his strength and character. But in 1993 a tragedy occurred. This White Giant died while working out. He was only 33 years old …

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