WSM History

Previous Winners

Jouko Ahola – 2 WSM Titles

Following successfully in the footsteps of legendary strength figures Jon-Pall Sigmarsson and Magnus Ver Magnusson, Jouko Ahola ensured that Scandinavia remained a fixture on the WSM podium in the late 1990′s. Ahola made his WSM debut in 1997 in Nevada, and joined a highly exclusive […]

Geoff Capes – 2 WSM Titles

Achieving a level of national recognition in his homeland that is likely still unmatched by any other British WSM competitor (of whom he was the second after Scotland’s Bill Anderson), Geoff Capes was a figure who was recognisable to large sections of the population in […]

Bill Kazmaier – 3 WSM Titles

Discussions between strength fans often centre on the question: ‘Who is the strongest man of all- time?’ A host of names are bandied around including Paul Anderson, Louis Cyr and Zydrunas  Savickas, amongst assorted others. One other man whose name crops up with great frequency […]

Magnus Ver Magnusson – 4 WSM Titles

The second man to win four WSM titles after his compatriot Jon-Pall Sigmarsson, Magnus Ver Magnusson had one of the hardest acts to follow when he debuted in 1991. Jon-Pall is rightly regarded as one of the legends of WSM, and a lesser man would […]

Jón Páll Sigmarsson – 4 WSM Titles

In terms of iconic figures of World’s Strongest Man, one person, over twenty years since his final victory, still stands alone. Jón Páll Sigmarsson remains perhaps the most recognisable of all WSM competitors, and his performances and personality have ensured that he has retained a place […]

Mariusz Pudzianowski – 5 WSM Titles

As the winner of five World’s Strongest Man titles Mariusz Pudzianowski stands alone as the only person to have achieved this feat, eclipsing the four wins apiece for the Icelanders Magnus Ver Magnusson and Jon-Pall Sigmarsson. His ranking in the pantheon of strength legends may […]