Doha, - Aspire Zone Foundation's annual competition to find Qatar's Strongest Man has drawn to a close with Qatari participant Fahad Al-Haddad crowned as champion in the Qatari nationals category for the second year running. In the expatriates' category, Kenyan contestant Cristopher Oketch secured a well-deserved win after a remarkable show of strength in the truck pulling challenge.
The competition in its fourth edition, attracted unprecedented numbers of spectators from the local community, with more than 1,500 people cheering on the contestants from the stands during what has become one of Qatar's most popular events.
Designed as the ultimate test of strength and endurance, competitors had to complete a number of intense challenges that included lifting cars, heavy weights and sand bags, flipping giant wheels and truck pulling.
Commenting on the competition, Abdullah Al-Khater, Events Manager at Aspire Zone Foundation, said: "We're thrilled to see such big turnout from the local community for this year's competition. Its success during these past few years has been supported by Aspire Zone's logistical capabilities and its growing popularity is a further testament to the fact that Aspire Zone offers something for everyone.
Qatar's Strongest Man is yet another success for Aspire Zone Foundation, which aims to promote sporting activities and encourage the public to maintain a healthier lifestyle by hosting year-round sporting events. We congratulate the winners and thank all participants and spectators for making this year's event such a success." Running alongside the competition, Aspire Zone Foundation organised a two-day series of community activities for all family members .
Source: Qatar News Agency