Set for Gdansk, Poland on August 1, Giants Live - the official qualifying tour for the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) contest - will be providing “the last chance to gain a full qualification spot at WSM,” a Giants Live spokesman told IronMind® today.
Giants Live - the official qualifying tour for the World’s Strongest Man - will be concluding its inaugural season next month, in Gdansk, Poland. IronMind® | Artwork courtesy of Giants Live.
The details for this year’s World’s Strongest Man contest are yet to be announced, but tradition would place it in the general area of late September. Regardless, though, despite all the attempts to outdo it on this dimension or that, World’s Strongest Man remains head and shoulders above its competitors in terms of name recognition, status and market value - for its winners as well as for all other stakeholders. Thus, Giants Live, by virtue of being the official qualifying tour for WSM, provides the pathway to success in the world of strongman, and strongman competitors are eager to gain an invitation that will allow them to put their best foot forward.
In a year of extremely limited funds, professional strongman organizers have done well to stay afloat, and expectations are that those tours - such as Giants Live - that survived the challenges of the 2009 global economic doldrums will turn a corner next year. In fact, Giants Live founder Colin Bryce told IronMind®, “As for 2010 - we are full steam ahead for Giants Live!”
More details on the Giants Live - Gdansk contest and on the 2009 World’s Strongest Man contest will be following, so stay tuned.