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Strongman competitions aren’t just for men. Why more women are stepping up to test their might

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Strongman competitions once struggled to attract competitors, but now more people are training for the sport — and it’s not just men.

Around 100 competitors will take part in an event to find “Brisbane’s strongest” at the RNA Showgrounds today, including mother-of-two Athelia Soley.

Ms Soley found strongman training when she vowed to get fit after having children.

“Everyone says it’s really hard to lose weight after 40 and I was like, ‘Well, I better get cracking,'” she…



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