From October 11 å- 17, 2003 Divi Little Bay Beach Resortå‘s beach will be filled with some of the worldå‘s strongest men. They will be at the Divi Little Bay in St. Maarten competing in the All Strength Nations Challenge.
Thirty-two of the world’s strongest men, representing eight countries will compete as teams for $20,000 in purse money. Teams will include the defending champions Germany, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Ukraine and The Netherlands. Also on hand will be four times StrongestMan Magnus Ver Magnusson, in the capacity of judge.
Competitions will be divided into two pools, with four countries in each pool lifting, pulling or pushing heavy objects in a round robin of seven events. The winners in each pool will advance to the finals. The events in the week-long competition will include a hand-over-hand boat pull, an anchor drag, a cannon carry and the hallmark event the hoisting of the Atlas Stone. Normally for this event competitors would lift seven round rocks called Atlas Stones each weighing 260 - 385 pounds and place them on a 52-inch high platform. At this year’s competition multifaceted island rocks will be used instead and the event will be renamed the St. Maarten Tourist Board
Two events will take place each day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. All will take place on Divi Little Bay’s beach and will be open to the public.
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