A lot of heavy lifting was done Saturday as contestants in the Kamloops Strongest Man competition hoisted huge stones, flipped giant tires and towed weight-laden sleds.
In one section of the competition, they had to lift a slab of concrete, hoist a heavy keg onto their shoulders, press a dumbbell made from big tires, and get a metal ‘log’ over their heads. In another, they carried a 225-lb. stone 30 yards, then pulled a sled with 600 lb. of weights on it back to where they started.
A crowd of about 150 enjoyed the competition in sweltering heat on the Big O Tire Store’s parking lot on Leigh Road. It was hosted by B.C. Extreme Athletics, with admission by donation to the Food Bank.