Doha: Powerful men who are looking for a chance to show off their skills and strength can now register to partake in the renowned clash of the giants in the Aspire Zone Foundation’s (AZF) Qatar Strongest Man (QSM 2017) competition.
Men aged 18-year-old and above will be selected through rigorous tests to showcase their strength and endurance in a series of challenges during a two-day event in two categories: the ‘Open’ class for members of the community, and the ‘Qatari only’ category on the 24th and 25th of November.
“AZF has decided to take in more participants this year to expand interest and to promote the culture of physical activity amongst members of the community”, Ibrahim al-Hilal, Member of the QSM Organising Committee, said.
“The 2016 edition generated very positive feedback, and the surge of QSM popularity has encouraged AZF to take rivalry to a higher level, thus, extending the challenge over two days in two categories”, he added.
The entrants will be invited to go through a series of rigorous health and physical tests where the fastest participant to complete 200kg-weight lifts and a 20-metre Farmer’s Walk carrying 120 kg weights in each arm will qualify to the final round.
The big day will include challenges such as cargo truck pulling, heavy sandbag lifting, giant wheel flipping, and Farmer’s Walk, carrying heavy weights in each hand.
Last year’s edition was an unprecedented success attracting more than 131 entrants. However, only 14 qualified to the final stage where Fahad Al-Haddad (Qatar), and Christopher Oketch (Kenya) emerged as champions.
On the days of the competition, AZF will also organise a series of accompanying community activities for all family members to enjoy as they watch participants. Activities will include a fan zone and a playing area for kids, as well as a variety of local food and beverage stands.
Those interested in participating can register online via www.lifeinaspire.qa