Posted on December 14, 2019

The 7th edition of Qatar Strongest Man (QSM) finished last Friday 13th December 2019, when thousands of fans watched a hard competition between 8 players to win the Qatar’s Strongest Man2019.

Christopher Oketch won the competition for the fifth time, and Mohammed Dweidar (2nd) and Kenyan Joseph Iroo Ekadeli (3rd). Every year, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) strives to make its Qatar Strongest Man (QSM) bigger and better, with an exceptional ambiance and higher standards.

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The eight finalists will go through five challenges; the first challenge is Conan’s Wheel: Contestants must lift and carry a 180kg bar on a rotating platform. The second challenge is Sand Bag Lifting: Contestants take sand bags off a box and place them on high stands. The third challenge is Giant Wheel Tyre Flipping: Athletes must flip a 120kg tyre down a 25m course. The forth challenge is Truck Pulling: Athletes must pull a 6-tonne truck for 25m. What makes this edition stand out is the new challenge, Axle Press: this is a distant cousin of an Olympic lift it must lift the axle from the floor to overhead.

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To ensure that competitors remain safe throughout the intense competition, AZF has allocated a team made up of physiotherapists from Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital in Qatar, and medics from the Qatar Red Crescent. Huge sports fans attended the stands were packed with people and cheers, as eight of the brawniest men in Qatar tackled five mammoth challenges – each one demanding extraordinary strength and endurance. This year’s edition is sponsored by Ooredoo Qatar, Aspire Active, Jaidah Group - Heavy Equipment, Megapolis Entertainment Center, Trampo, Red Bull, and Corona café.

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