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The World's Strongest Man


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for the Daf Trucks Trophy Introduced from Nice by Archie Macpherson
In this spectacular contest of sheer brute strength, stamina and endurance can massive Geoff Capes retain his title from his arch rival, the charismatic Icelander Jon-Pall Sigmarsson?
The competitors: From the USA
The 30-stone giant with the personality to match. From Great Britain
GEOFF CAPES (25i stone) The World's Strongest Man 1985. From Iceland
(19i stone) The showman, fiercely patriotic and deposed by Capes last year. From Canada
(20 stone) Canadian Highland Games Champion. From Finland
ILKKA NUMMISTO (20i Stone) Finnish powerlifting champion, former Olympic canoeist and, at 42, the oldest competitor. From Holland
AB WOLDERS (191 stone) A former runner-up. From Austria
KLAUS WALLAS (19 stone) Current European pro-wrestling champion. From France
JEAN-PIERRE BRULOIS (19i stone) Four times French powerlifting champion. (Produced in association with TRANS WORLD INTERNATIONAL and CANAL + TELEVISION)
BBC videotape editor JOHN PAROUSSI BBC assistant producer STEVE MORRIS


Unknown: Archie MacPherson
Unknown: Geoff Capes
Unknown: Icelander Jon-Pall
Editor: John Paroussi
Producer: Steve Morris
Producer: Simon Betts

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The World's Strongest Man

BBC One London, 31 December 1986 19.00

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