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Strong Men Swimming?

I’m watching it now. Barrel loading is the name of the event, but they have to go out into a lake that’s about chest deep and they swim to the barrels (don’t have to but they do it to save time), grab one, then bring it back and load it onto a deck.

Anyone ever see this event before? Is it brand new?

I’m watching it on ESPN2 right now if anyone is interested.

I remember seeing that a few years back yes, just another form of torture makes the time you have to carry the damn thing longer as yo have to work through the water. I imagine its brutal.

Phill

Notice how the best times mostly come down to swimming out to the barrels faster. Not sure how much I like this one.

Not diggin’ the speedo factor either.

I’ll agree that this event is probably one of the gayer ones I’ve seen.

Did anyone see Marius fuck around and do poorly on this one? I was shocked at that.

Stones should always be the finisher.

And Mariusz needs to ditch the friggin speedo.

How exactly is that aa test of their strongman ability… It’s really moving away from pure strength to endurance. It’s sad to seee.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
How exactly is that aa test of their strongman ability… It’s really moving away from pure strength to endurance. It’s sad to seee.[/quote]

Met-RX shows are more of an endurance test with lighter weights.

IFSA shows are pure strength, for the most part.