Strongman is a strength competition where competitors lift rocks, tote refrigerators and pull trains among various others. The winner of each event is determined by either most weight managed or quickest time of completion. The term strongman is used to describe individuals who compete in strength athletics (strongman competitions) in which competitors lift rocks, tote refrigerators, pull trains, and various similar activities.
Created in 1977, the World's Strongest Man has become the premier event in strength athletics. For nearly 30 years, the strongest men on the planet have come together in a series of unique and amazing tests of strength to determine the World's Strongest Man.The competition has traveled to stunning and varied locations such as Zambia, Iceland, Mauritius, Malaysia, Morocco and China. Bruce Wilhelm became the first person to earn the title of the World's Strongest Man Wilhelm, a former Olympic Weightlifter from the United States, repeated as winner in 1978. American domination of the event continued with Don Reinhoudt winning in the following year and the emergence of Bill Kazmaier as one of the great talents in the history of the sport.Kazmaier, a former world powerlifting champion, overwhelmed his competition while winning the championship in three consecutive years, from 1980 through 1982. Geoff Capes, of England, became the first non-American to be crowned as the World's Strongest Man in 1983. Today, the balance of power has clearly shifted to Eastern Europe.