Arild Haugen Wins Norway's Strongest Man

Odd Haugen left sunny Southern California to compete in Norway's Strongest Man contest this weekend, and this is how he called the action for IronMind®.

"I had the pleasure of competing in Svend's contest this weekend," Odd said. "It was filmed for broadcast on Norway's TV2, the most popular channel on Norwegian television. Arild 'Hulken' Haugen was back with a vengeance, and after a bit of a slow start (for him), he won four of the six events, and the title for the second time in a row.

"Arild was particularly impressive in the Last Man Standing Axle Clean and Press and in the stones: Arild loaded the large 180-kg stone that had never been loaded in a competition (Mariusz et al. failed to load it in last year's Viking Power Challenge).

"Overall, Richard Skog kept it close, also performing in an impressive fashion, and he came in second. I got third and the three of us will meet again at the WSM Super Series Viking Power Challenge."

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