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To-day the World’s strong man was the American Michael Burke  who won the World Championship qualifying race  in the contest of  the „Giants Live” in Budapest.  An extreme day in all sence  not just the  talking about the weather  but the participants veins were also boiling. From three continents represented themselves with their strongest man, including two Hungarians. They all were out to fought for three more place in the forthcoming „World’s Strongest Man” final to be held at Sanya, China.

The Giants Live competition was arranged for the second year at the Ramada Resort Aquaworld, Budapest.  Burke, who last year was the most powerful man in the United States of America. The 39 years old American “giant”, Burke won the strongest man title here in Budapest at the “Giants Live” competition.

The Hungarian Ákos Nagy, who is not fond in eating potatoes, 12 times handled, pushed over his head the 160 kilograms in weight of potatoes.

Nobody defeated Burke except Akos Nagy, only in one number. Behind Mr. Burke, from Great Britain Eddy Hall finished second, while at the third stand the Norwegian Bjorn Solvang finished. Tamás Hajnal, the other Hungarian participant finished in the fifth place.

Obtained points: Michel Burke (USA) 54 points,  Eddy Hall (Britain) 52 points,  Bjorn Solvang (Norway) 47, 5 points, Ákos Nagy 43.5 points,  Tamás Hajnal 30 points.

Last year’s winner the Hungarian Ákos Nagy finished fourth. The American Burke got a free card to Sanya, Chine and the good news for Ákos Nagy is that although he finished in the 4th place, now stepped one place ahead so he will be in the pack of three to go for the title „The World’s Strongest Man” finals in August, in Chine. 

Photos received from Press Chief Mr. Dezső Dobor.

Update Aggie Reiter

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