World's Strongest Man

Season 14 Episode 1

Pure Strength 1989

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Aired Unknown Jul 16, 1989 on BBC
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Pure Strength 1989
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Four, two men teams from: USA, GB, Iceland and the Netherlands. These events were held over four 30 minute episodes.
Jamie Reeves
27 years - 6'3 - 325lbs
Mark Higgins
25 years - 6'9 - 350lbs
Bill Kazmaier
35 years - 6'2.5 - 320lbs
O.D. Wilson
34 years - 6'5 - 385lbs
Magnus Ver Magnusson
26 years - 6'2 - 280lbs
Hjalti Arnason
26 years - 6'0 - 300lbs
Tjalling Van Den Bosch
31 years - 6'3.5 - 325lbs
Ab Wolders
39 years - 5'11.5 - 260lbs
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Part 1
Sword and Chalice
95kg - USA - 115secs
Log Cut
220kg logs lifted on 5ft plinth, chopped in half then dragged to finish - Iceland - 90secs
Brick Lift
Max amount of 5lb bricks lifted laterally - Iceland - 22 bricks (Magnesson)
Car Tow Relay
1100kg, 30m, 1300kg, 30m - Netherlands - 18.6secs
Part 2
Bow and Axe
45kg bow pull, 59kg axe hold - USA
The Weighting Game
1x 45kg hay bale each, 1x 90kg sack each, 1x 90kg barrel each - Iceland (Bill cheats, resulting in his team mate being almost badly injured)
Dumbbell Press
2x 45kg dumbbells - GB - 28 reps (Reeves)
Truck Tug
7500kg, 30m - USA
Part 3
Pole Push - USA
Scrum Charge
682kg scrum-sled, 20m - Iceland
Log Lift
USA - 162.5kg (Kazmaier)
Truck Pull
7500kg - USA
Part 4
Battering Ram
Iceland
Wheelbarrow Race
445kg - Iceland / Netherlands - 45.7secs
Barrel Load
8x 70kg barrels, 10m - Netherlands - 66secs
Car Pull and Push
1x 1000kg, 1x 1200kg - USA
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1. Iceland - 119 points
2. USA - 118 points
3. GB - 108 points

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