The King of Strength – Iron Game History – May, 2008

For the sixth amazing year in a row, Zydrunas Savickas, the Lion of Lithuania, dominated the annual Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC), winning $40,000 in cash; a $25,000 watch; the bronze, $10,000 Cyr trophy; and the hearts and minds of strength fans-who are increasingly convinced that he is the Strongest Man in the World and, very likely, the Strongest Man in History. Once again, the venue was the Arnold Sports Festival-the enormous Circus Maxirnus that was celebrating its twentieth year in Columbus, Ohio-and once again the competition between the ten enormous Strongmen was said by the Festival’s organizer, Jim Lorimer, to be the most popular event among the 39 sports on display over the three-day extravaganza.