World's Ultimate Strongman 2019: Everything you need to know
For the second year in a row, World’s Ultimate Strongman is taking place right here in Dubai. The event pushes some of the world’s most brawny men to the limit, towing trucks, throwing logs, insane deadlifts, nothing is too much for these guys.
What is it?
The World’s Ultimate Strongman competition (shortened to just ‘WUS’) is a new annual event where the strongest men from a variety of countries all come together to compete for glory and a hefty cash prize. This year the event will bring 18 athletes together to compete in what is known as ‘events’, these are gruelling tests of not only physical strength but also mental strength and dedication.
The men will compete for the US $75,000 first prize. Total prize money will be US $150,000.
Not only is it a sporting event, it is also an entertainment festival, offering up a day of shows, music, food and experiences.
Who is competing?
Last year’s winner and defending champion Hafthor Bjornsson is making a return. Bjornsson is an Icelandic strongman best known for appearing as ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones. He’s won Europe’s Strongest Man, World’s Strongest Man and Arnold Strongman Classic all in 2018. He’s also come first as Europe’s Strongest Man every year since 2014, apart from 2016 where he came second.
Other contests are:
Brian Shaw (four time World’s Strongest Man)
What events are there?
Events include deadlifts, dragging a truck over 30 metres with your bare hands and hoist, a log lift, picking up stones weighing more than 200kg, carrying a weight of 300kg on the shoulders, and many more activities involving weights of over 300kg.
Where is it?
The Meydan Grandstand
When is it?
How do I attend?
Tickets are on sale now, priced at AED 195 for general admission, or AED 145 if you can get in during the early bird. Kids under 12 get free entry, and tickets are available at dubai.platinumlist.net.