MHP Strongman extraordinaire Zydrunas Savickas brought home his 4th World Strongest Man title this past weekend by beating out Hafthor Bjornson, fellow MHP athlete Brian Shaw and a field of 12 athletes. Fresh off his Arnold Strongman Classic victory in early March, Big Z was as determined as ever to win this year’s event after narrowly missing out on the title last year. The 6’4’’, 390 lb. Lithuanian legend now owns the second most WSM titles and the most top 3 finishes in the history of the event.
The 2014 World’s Strongest Man was held several months earlier than usual, making the event that much tougher this time around. The early start gave the competitors less time to prepare and recover from the last WSM, which took place late last summer. However, that didn’t stop the three MHP athletes who entered from dominating the event, as they captured 3 out of the top 4 spots. In addition to the 1st place finish by Savickas, Brian Shaw took 3rd and Mike Burke took 4th. The 2014 WSM marked the sixth consecutive year that an MHP athlete (either Zydrunas or Shaw) has claimed the top spot.
Congratulations to Big Z for an impressive victory!