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Vytautas Lalas

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Second Arnold Strongman Classic Appearance

Hometown: Mazeikiaia, Lithuania

Profession: Co-owner of Animal Barbell gym in Dublin, Ireland

Family: Wife, Simona

Vytautas Lalas, the stoutly-built Lithuanian, was a surprise victor at the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic beating out gargantuan Brian Shaw and a strong field of competitors to take home his first Louis Cyr trophy.  Even those who watched Lalas compete in the 2012 TWI World’s Strongest Man Contest, in which he lost by only a narrow margin to his countryman, Zydrunas Savickas, were shocked on Saturday evening last year when the shortest man in the lineup—the  5’10”, only 310-pound Lalas--emerged the victor.  Lalas used his incredibly wide shoulders to set a new Arnold Classic record in the Circus Dumbbell Press in the final event of the contest to take home the trophy—making five reps with the 120 kilo/264 pound monster for a new Arnold record.   A quiet, serious man, he, like his good friend Zydrunas, listed reading as a favorite recreational activity.  Lalas moved to Dublin, Ireland several years ago where he now runs a gym and does the majority of his training.


Age: 31

Height: 178 cm/5’10”

Weight: 140 kg/309 lbs


Chest: 135 cm/53 inches

Biceps: 56 cm/22 inches


Contest History & Records:

First Place, Arnold Strongman Classic, 2013

First Place Strongman Champion League Lithuania, 2013

Second Place, Strongman Champion League Czech Republic, 2013

Second Place, Europe’s Strongest Man, 2013

First Place, Giants Live-Poland, 2013

Sixth Place, TWI World’s Strongest Man, 2013

Third Place, Arnold Strongman Europe, 2012

Second Place World Strongest Man, 2012

Second Place Europe’s Strongest Man, 2012

Second Place Lithania’s Strongest Man, 2012

First Place, Giant's Live Poland, 2010