In preparation for the third edition of ‘Qatar’s Strongest Man’, Aspire Zone Foundation hosted a technical meeting to update participants on the various rules and regulations of the competition, which will be held on 27 November from 3 pm – 7 pm at Aspire Park.

Eight Qataris have qualified to participate following a number of rigorous physical and medical tests to ensure that they are fit to compete. Those taking part in the 2015 ‘Qatar’s Strongest Man Competiton’ are Talal Al Kuwari, Fahad Al Haddad, Rashed Al Fehaida, Khamees Al Khulaifi, Hadi Al Braidy, Abdullah Issa Al Ban’ali, Fahad Al Me’adeed and Thamer Al Kuwari.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Abdullah Al Khater, Events Manager at Aspire Zone Foundation said:

This competition is one of a large number of community activities that Aspire Zone organises throughout the year. We hope that members of the public enjoy this hugely exciting event and make the most of the opportunity to see the participants undertake numerous exciting challenges. Aspire Zone continually strives to be a preferred destination for the community through the range of events we organise and host. We wish the best of luck to the competitors, and invite everyone to come and enjoy this amazing spectacle.’

Talal Al Kuwari, winner of 2014 ‘Strongest Man’ competition said:

Last year’s event was exceptionally well organised and very competitive. I’m expecting it to be just as good this year. Those of us that are taking part are much better prepared this year, and the competition is likely to be even tougher as a result.’

Another participant, Fahad Al Haddad, commented:

I’m enormously excited at the prospect of taking part in this competition. It has proven to be very effective at encouraging young Qataris to participate in physical activities and take an interest in health and fitness more generally. This is the second time I have participated in Qatar’s Strongest Man, and I hope that the competition continues to grow and attract greater numbers of participants in future years. I wish the very best of luck to all those taking part.’

The competition has been designed as the ultimate test of strength and endurance during which participants will compete face-to-face in a number of challenges. These include truck pulling, deadlifting, lifting sand bags, flipping giant tyres, heavy weight lifting (180 kg) and car lifting. The competition will follow a points-system with winners ranked in accordance with the number of points they achieve.