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Eddie Hall
(British Former Professional Strongman Who Won the 'World's Strongest Man' 2017 Competition)
Eddie Hall
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Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

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Mark Henry
(American Professional Wrestler, Former Powerlifter and Weightlifter)
Mark Henry
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Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States

Mark Henry is an American powerlifter, strongman, Olympic weightlifter, and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearance in WWE, where he was often referred to as the world's strongest man. In 2018, he was made an inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame. A three-time USA National Weightlifting Champion, Henry holds several weightlifting records.

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Mariusz Pudzianowski
(Polish Mixed Martial Artist and Former Strongman Competitor)
Mariusz Pudzianowski
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Birthdate: February 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Biala Rawska, Poland
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Žydrūnas Savickas
(Lithuanian Powerlifter and Professional Strongman)
Žydrūnas Savickas
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Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Biržai, Lithuania
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Jon Pall Sigmarsson
(One of the Greatest Strongmen of All Time)
Jon Pall Sigmarsson
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Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Died: January 16, 1993
The first person to win the World’s Strongest Man title four times, Icelandic bodybuilder Jon Pall Sigmarsson is remembered for his Herculean strength and his crowd-pulling aggression. He called himself a Viking and would chant at the audience mid-performance. He died of a heart attack while deadlifting in his gym.
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Louis Cyr
(Strongman)
Louis Cyr
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Birthdate: October 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada
Died: November 10, 1912
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Martins Licis
(Latvian-American Strongman)
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Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
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Magnús Ver Magnússon
(Retired Icelandic Powerlifter Who Is a 4-Time World’s Strongest Man Contest Winner)
Magnús Ver Magnússon
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Birthdate: April 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Retired Icelandic powerlifter Magnús Ver Magnússon not only won the World’s Strongest Man contest 4 times but has also been Europe's Strongest Man twice and Iceland's Strongest Man 8 times. He owns a gym, has launched a strongman competition, and judges powerlifting and strongman contests, too.

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Paul Anderson
(American Weightlifter and Two-Time National Champion in Olympic Weightlifting)
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Birthdate: October 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: August 15, 1994
 10 
Bill Kazmaier
(American Strongman)
Bill Kazmaier
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Birthdate: December 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burlington, Wisconsin United States
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Geoff Capes
(Former Shot Putter, Strongman & Professional Highland Games Competitor)
Geoff Capes
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

While he began his career as a Cambridgeshire Constabulary policeman, Geoff Capes ruled the British shot-putting arena in the 1970s. Apart from being a two-time Commonwealth gold medal winner, he has also won the World’s Strongest Man tag twice and been a seven-time AAA Championship winner.

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Mateusz Kieliszkowski
(Athletics competitor)
Mateusz Kieliszkowski
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Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Słubice
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Becca Swanson
(American Powerlifter and Professional Wrestler)
Becca Swanson
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Birthdate: November 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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Luke Stoltman
(Scottish Professional Strongman)
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Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Invergordon, Scotland
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Mark Felix
(Strongman competitor and regular entrant to the World's Strongest Man competition)
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Birthdate: April 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. George's, Grenada
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Patrik Baboumian
(German-Armenian Retired Strongman and Former Bodybuilder)
Patrik Baboumian
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Birthdate: July 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abadan, Iran

Known as the world’s strongest vegan, Iranian-born German-Armenian strongman Patrik Baboumian has won many bodybuilding titles, such as that of the Strongest Man of Germany. He is also known for his appearance in the Netflix documentary The Game Changers, which promotes plant-based diets, and has campaigned for PETA.

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Terry Hollands
(Strongman Athlete)
Terry Hollands
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Birthdate: June 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dartford, Kent, England, UK
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Benedikt Magnússon
(Icelandic Strongman and Powerlifter)
Benedikt Magnússon
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Birthdate: April 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iceland

Icelandic strongman and powerlifter Benedikt "Benni" Magnússon currently holds the WPO powerlifting world record in deadlift and the Log Lift Icelandic Record. He won the Iceland's Strongest Man contest in 2003 and finished as runner up in 2004 and 2010. He attained the strongman deadlift world record at 460 kg in April 2011 at MHP's Clash of the Titan's IV.

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Jouko Ahola
(Finnish Retired Powerlifter and Strongman Who Won the 1997 World's Strongest Man Competition)
Jouko Ahola
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Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland

Jouko Ahola is a Finnish retired powerlifter, strongman, and actor. He is best known for winning the 1997 World's Strongest Man competition. He won the competition again in 1999, establishing his supremacy in the powerlifting scene. Since the early 2000s, Jouko Ahola has been focusing on his career as an actor. 

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Cheick Sanou
(Strongman)
Cheick Sanou
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Birthdate: April 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burkina Faso
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Ed Coan
(American Powerlifter)
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Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States
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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
(Icelandic Professional Strongman, Regarded as One of the Greatest Strength Athletes of All Time)
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
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Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic actor and former professional strongman. He inspired a number of Icelandic strongmen by becoming the first person to win the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man, and Arnold Strongman Classic in the same calendar year. His popularity as a strongman earned him the role of Gregor Clegane in the popular series Game of Thrones.

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Brian Shaw
(American Professional Strongman)
Brian Shaw
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Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lupton, Colorado, United States
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Bruce Wilhelm
(American Former Weightlifter and Two-time Winner of the World’s Strongest Man Competition)
Bruce Wilhelm
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Birthdate: July 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Tom Stoltman
(British Professional Strongman)
Tom Stoltman
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Birthdate: May 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Invergordon, Scotland
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Gary Taylor
(Former World’s Strongest Man Champion (1993))
Gary Taylor
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Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
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Oleksii Novikov
(Ukrainian Professional Strongman)
Oleksii Novikov
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Birthdate: February 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Mikhail Koklyaev
(Russian Strongman)
Mikhail Koklyaev
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Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Doug Furnas
(American Professional Wrestler)
Doug Furnas
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Birthdate: December 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Commerce, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 2, 2012
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Don Reinhoudt
(American Former Powerlifter and Strongman)
Don Reinhoudt
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Birthdate: March 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brocton, New York, United States
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Robert Oberst
(American Retired Professional Strongman Competitor)
Robert Oberst
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Birthdate: December 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California United States
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Colin Bryce
(British Olympic Bobsledder and Television Presenter)
Colin Bryce
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Birthdate: August 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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O.D. Wilson
(American Powerlifter and World Champion Strongman Competitor)
O.D. Wilson
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Birthdate: September 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: October 29, 1991
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Magnus Samuelsson
(Swedish Actor and Former Strongman)
Magnus Samuelsson
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Birthdate: December 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden
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Lamar Gant
(American World Record-Holding Powerlifter)
Lamar Gant
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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Nick Best
(American Professional Strongman)
Nick Best
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Birthdate: November 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Andy Bolton
(British Powerlifter and Strongman)
Andy Bolton
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Birthdate: January 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
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Apollon
(Strongman)
Apollon
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Birthdate: February 21, 1862
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hérault, France
Died: October 18, 1928
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William Bankier
(British Strongman and Stage Performer)
William Bankier
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Birthdate: December 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banff, United Kingdom
Died: September 4, 1949
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Derek Poundstone
(American Former Professional Strongman)
Derek Poundstone
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Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
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Donald Dinnie
(Scottish Strongman)
Donald Dinnie
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Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Birse, Scotland
Died: 1916 AD
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Laurence Shahlaei
(British Strongman)
Laurence Shahlaei
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Birthdate: December 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Phil Pfister
(American Former Strongman Competitor)
Phil Pfister
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Birthdate: May 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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Svend Karlsen
(Norwegian Former Strongman)
Svend Karlsen
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Birthdate: October 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Drammen, Norway
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Jim Williams
(American Professional Competitive Powerlifter)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania United States
Died: January 23, 2007
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Jean-Francois Caron
(Canadian Strongman)
Jean-Francois Caron
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Birthdate: June 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Les Hauteurs, Quebec, Canada
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Hugh Cassidy
(American Metal Sculptor, Jazz Musician and Former Powerlifter)
Hugh Cassidy
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Birthdate: December 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Kirk Karwoski
(American Powerlifter)
Kirk Karwoski
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Birthplace: United States
 49 
Ab Wolders
(Dutch Strongman and World Champion Powerlifter)
Ab Wolders
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Birthdate: June 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Netherlands
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Mikhail Shivlyakov
(Strongman)
Mikhail Shivlyakov
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Birthdate: April 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiselyovsk, Russia
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