Strongman competitions once struggled to attract competitors, but now more people are training for the sport — and it’s not just men.
- Top-level strength athletes have raised the profile of strongman training in recent years
- Gym trainer Drew Spriggs says more people are taking up the sport to test their strength
- Around 100 people are competing in a strongest competition in Brisbane on Sunday
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…