The World Deadlift Championship 2016 combined with Europe's Strongest Man coming at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 9th. 

STRONGMEN DESCEND ON LEEDS FOR EUROPE'S STRONGEST MAN and WORLD DEADLIFT CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE Strongest Men in the World are back to Leeds in 2016. The First Direct Arena plays host to the Europe's Strongest Man and the World Deadlift Championships on Saturday July 9th, 2016. This world class venue will allow the hugely popular strongman show to become an even bigger spectacle as the 'giants' run with cars, toss kegs, lift giants logs and tackle the legendary Atlas Stones. This is the flagship event in the Giants Live World Tour and will be filmed as a Xmas special for Channel FIVE and world-wide TV. 

This year Europe's Strongest Man contest boasts an extraordinary line-up including the6 foot 9 inches tall, 30 stone champion 'Thor'. The mighty Hathor Bjornssson of Iceland, who is also famed for his role as 'The Mountain' in the hit TV series Game of Thrones, is back to defend his title for the third time. The likes of 2 x Britain's Strongest Man: Eddie 'The Beast' Hall, Zydrunas 'Big Z' Savickas of Lithuania: who has won the World's Strongest Man four times. Plus, Krzysztof Radzikowski, who is Poland's Strongest Man. Also former Britain's Strongest Men: Terry Hollands, Mark Felix and Laurence Shahlaie join the battle.  

Once again the 'World Deadlift Championships' will be the opening event of the show. This is a truly unique, extreme weightlifting contest allows the greatest weight-lifters from not just strongman but powerlifting and weightlifting to show off their prowess. Last year, Eddie Hall put on the most incredible display of strength and broke his own World Record on the way to the victory. The 28 stone Stoke on Trent athlete lifted a whopping 1020lbs off of the floor with a smile. This year, however, he won't have it so easy, powerlifting's Benni Magnusson of Iceland and the legendary ?ydr?nas Savickas are returning to the stage alongside Leed's own Andy Bolton who once held the World Record. Don't miss out on this astonishingly sporting event.



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