Following a rigorous assessment, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) selected 16 participants to compete in this year’s ‘Qatar Strongest Man’ competition. Now in its fifth year, the event will be held on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 November, at Aspire Park.
Following a series of assessment in the past weeks, this year’s 66 hopefuls were put through their paces to qualify for the last 16. Included in the finalists are defending champions and two-time QSM winners in their respective categories, Fahad Al-Haddad (Qatar) and Christopher Oketch (Kenya), with 2014 winner Talal Al Kuwari (Qatar).
Building on the success of the previous years, AZF has extended the competition to two days and has increased the number of participants this year to 16. Competitors will be divided across two groups of eight; split between Qatar nationals and expatriates. The expatriates will compete on Friday and Qatari nationals on Saturday.
Speaking about the competition, Ibrahim Al Hilal, Chairman of the Organising Committee at AZF, said they’ve expanded the competition from 14 to 16 participants to accommodate increased spectator interest.
The event will be for two days, with 1,200 seats available for spectators on each day. It’s great to see former winners return, and we’re excited to see how they fare against the new faces who have shown great potential during the assessment phase. We’re expecting a weekend of full of surprises’
New activities on the sidelines
On the sidelines of the competition, food trucks will be set up for visitors. Families and friends will be able to enjoy popular games such as Dragon Punch and King of the Hammer, while two bed bungee trampolines and obstacle courses will be available for children.
More information about the competition available through this link.