A Massive Amount of Quality Strongman: Watch the Full Arnold Classic Africa

Outside of a handful of events — the Arnold Classic in Ohio, World’s Strongest Man, Giants Live, and a scant few others — most of the major pro strongman competitions can come up short in terms of video covereage (and good luck on finding live streams). And in terms of divisions besides the open weight class for men — where we see the world’s largest strength athletes throw down — coverage is rarer still.

Sometimes, though, we get lucky, and the Arnold Classic Africa is one such instance. Top strongman athletes including Hafthor Bjornsson, Dimitar Savatinov, Martin Wildaeur, and Mateusz Kieliskowski threw down in South Africa the last weekend in May, and StreamIt360 was there to catch it all.

Below, you can see the , courtesy of StreamIt360 and the production team that captured every lift, pull, press, and walk. It’s a relatively rare opportunity to watch a strongman comp basically from start to finish, and if you’ve never seen these modern behemoths throw down before, we’d highly recommend taking some time to watch.


Yoke Walk

Truck Pull

Farmer’s Walk


David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and Fortune.com, as well as a contributor to Forbes.com, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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