Brian Shaw and Jimmy Marku Added to Field at Fortissimus

"Brian Shaw, the towering strength athlete from Colorado, USA, and recent winner of the 2009 Fit Expo All American Strongman Challenge, has been confirmed on the starting list of 2009 FORTISSIMUS STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH," Fortissimus president Paul Ohl told IronMind®. "At 6' 8" and 380 lb., Brian Shaw will be the tallest and heaviest competitor in the field.

"Jimmy Marku, from the United Kingdom, has also been confirmed on the starting list," Ohl reported. "A late starter in the sport of strongman, Jimmy Marku caused one of the sport's greatest surprise in 2008 by winning the 2008 Britain's Strongest Man title over such notables as Terry Hollands and Mark Felix," said Ohl.

"I think that the world strength community is up for a great class act and a couple of possible upsets at 2009 Fortissimus, this coming June. Given the field and the reactions to the events, it will be a memorable encounter. I would call it a clash of Titans," Ohl concluded.

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