Four-time World’s Strongest Man winner Magnus Ver Magnusson told IronMind® today that he might be moving to the US.
Magnus Ver Magnusson on the overhead stone lift at the 1997 European Strongman Classic (Hardenburg, Holland). IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Although the details remain confidential, the four-time World’s Strongest Man winner told IronMind® the move would be “for business reasons . . . in the health industry.”
Magnus Ver said he had three shows this summer, “with the most competitors ever,” doubly remarkable given how hard Iceland has been hit by the global economic downturn. On the powerlifting side, Magnus Ver said that he is evaluating the possibility of starting a 100% raw division in Iceland, saying, “There is a lot of interest here.”
And speaking of interest, Magnus’s new gym, Jakabol, is doing so well that it has already expanded, he said, quite a compliment given how tight the local economy is at the moment.