Just as the three most important things driving the value of real estate are location, location, location, the venue for each year’s World’s Strongest Man contest turns into a geographic guessing game until IMG officially announces it.
Thirty Years of Pain - the history of the World’s Strongest Man. IronMind® | Artwork courtesy of IMG.
Despite a press release mistakenly declaring Charleston, West Virginia as the location for the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest, IronMind® has been told by someone who knows that “it’s not West Virginia,” which, frankly, gibes with unofficial information from a variety of independent sources. IronMind® has also been told that “nothing is set in stone yet,” so we urge all World’s Strongest Man fans to sit tight a bit longer as wherever it ends up being held, the contest will be, as ever, the biggest thing to hit the strongman world.
Also, while IronMind® has it from a definitive source that the announcement regarding Charleston, West Virginia as the location for the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest is absolutely incorrect, we did not hear that the possibility of winning a trip to the finals of this year’s contest was equally off base. So, if you buy the new World’s Strongest Man DVD, Thirty Years of Pain, besides getting the inside story on WSM, the possibility might remain of this qualifying you for some sort of drawing.
So, once again, sit tight: the location of the World’s Strongest Man contest is never certain until it is announced officially, and even then details are subject to change.