Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced that registration is now open for Qatar’s Strongest Man (QSM). The event, scheduled on 7 December, is sponsored by Sports Corner.
Only the eight strongest and fastest entrants who can successfully complete the physical challenges will proceed to the actual competition. Challenges include a 200-kg deadlift, a farmer’s 20-metre walk while carrying 120 kg in each arm, and a giant 160-kg tire flip.
AZF will run the qualification rounds on the following dates: 16, 17, 23, and 24 November, from 4 pm to 6 pm. A technical meeting will also be organised by AZF to familiarise participants with the rules of the competition. On the day of the competition, the eight qualified ‘giants’, will face challenges, such as: truck pulling, sand bag lifting, giant tire flipping, weightlifting, and car lifting.
Nasser Abdullah Al Hajri, Director of PR and Communications at AZF, said the event is much anticipated by sports enthusiasts in Qatar.
Though QSM is once a year, contestants tend to train regularly to achieve better physical standards to compete. One of our main goals is to promote practicing an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the year.’
In 2017, the competition has attracted unprecedented numbers of spectators from the local community, with more than 5000 fans cheering for competitors in the stands. Abdulazi Al Kuwari and Christopher Oketch were champions of the QSM Qatari and open categories. This year’s competition will only have one overall winner in a bid to raise the challenge bar higher.
On the day of the QSM competition, AZF will organise a series of accompanying community activities for all the family to enjoy. Activities will include a fan zone and a play area for children, as well as a variety of local food and beverage stands.
Those who are keen to put their strength to the test can register to participate online through this link: lifeinaspire.qa.