World’s Strongest Man Competition Returns to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Some of the fittest men on the planet are in Sacramento to compete in the World’s Strongest Man competition.

Participants participate in events that test participants’ strength, such as an event where they must lift heavy objects and take them to a platform.

Fans from the Sacramento area, the country and around the world arrive to watch the competition.

“We have flown from Denmark to Amsterdam to LA so far,” said Johan Lauridsen.

Of course, all of this takes place on one of the hottest days of the year. Organizers said they were ready to keep athletes cool. They have chill tents and an ice bath.

“We have the athletes in a temperature-controlled tent right out of the competition stage. We only release them right before we’re ready to go. As soon as these guys do their thing, like the deadlift here, we’ll pick them up and cool them down,” said World’s Strongest Man executive producer Tony Lanni.

Any member of the public is welcome. The event will continue Wednesday and Thursday with a day off on Friday. Then it will resume over the weekend, with the winner announced on Sunday.

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