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Strongest men in the world are coming to Dubai

Strongman

Who said superhuman strength can only be seen in DC Comics and Marvel’s movies? As seen with these men of Herculean build, we can only wonder what kind of insane diet and exercise regimes these powerful (literally) beasts put up with.

Words by Aroma Kumar

Dubai is to host its first ever World’s Ultimate Strongman Beasts in the Middle East in Bab Al Shams Desert Arena on the 26thOctober.

Humanity’s strongest will compete for their chance at glory at in the first edition of the Strongman Championship. The athletes are all international titles and previous world record holders, making their way to Dubai for the ultimate showdown of strength and power – and “the richest prize purse in Strongman history.”

Hafthor Bjornsson, who is the current world champion and also known as Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane from fantasy epic Game of Thrones, will be among the 15 competitors.

These burly men will challenge each other to pull a truck pull and race against each other while shouldering 600kg yokes. Yikes.

Visitors can also watch a gladiator horse ceremony performed by Shaolin monks, see capoeira fighters in action, a Hawaiian fire show and much more. The inaugurating championship will round off with a fireworks finale, because Dubai.

World’s Ultimate Strongman. Friday, 26th October 2018, 3pm-3am, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Tickets from AED 249, available at worldsultimatestrongman.com

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