How To Watch The 2024 World’s Strongest Man: Full Preview & Coverage

2024 World's Strongest Man
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A complete guide to the 2024 World’s Strongest Man competition – including athlete previews, events schedule, & how to watch.

The 2024 World’s Strongest Man competition will begin this week featuring the strongest athletes in the world looking to take home the most-coveted prize in Strongman. The action will take place from May 1-5 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Mitchell Hooper returns to lead a group of 30 strongmen from around the world. He will look to continue an incredible run that began during the WSM competition in 2023. Hooper is coming off a victory during the 2024 Arnold Strongman Classic in Columbus and the UK.

If you are unable to make it to the competition in person, there will be plenty of coverage around the clock from all of the action happening at Myrtle Beach.

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2024 World’s Strongest Man: How To Watch

There will be no direct live broadcast for the 2024 World’s Strongest Man competition. Fans interested in the action will be able to watch footage from the event this summer in the United Sates. In past years, CBS Sports held pre-recorded broadcast rights of the event – though the network and broadcast date for this year will be confirmed shortly after the 2024 WSM concludes.

If you are unable to make it to Myrtle Beach, there will be some alternatives to get quick clips and updates on the competition. Once again there will be a behind-the-scenes coverage of the WSM event on the official World’s Strongest Man social media channels.

2024 World’s Strongest Man Roster & Breakdown

There has been plenty of turnover in the 2024 World’s Strongest Man lineup.

First, Martins Licis and Mateusz Kieliszkowski, who are two of the top competitors in Strongman with great history withdrew from the competition with injuries. Kieliszkowski was forced to miss the World’s Strongest Man competition in both 2020 and 2022. Two years ago, he was forced to miss the WSM competition with lower leg problems that did not allow him to train to the level he needed to.

Next, it was 2020 WSM champion Oleksii Novikov who was forced to withdraw from the event. The total ran up to five when Shane Flowers and Kristjan Jon Haraldsson pulled out of the event with injuries.

The Stoltman Brothers will return to action looking to make an impact. Tom Stoltman is a two-time World’s Strongest Man champion while Luke is coming off a Europe’s Strongest Man title just two weeks ago.

Last week, Rob Kearney announced that his illustrious career will be coming to an end this year. Kearney officially shared that he plans to retire from competitive action following the 2024 WSM competition.

Below is the official roster for the 2024 WSM:

  • Austin Andrade
  • Evans Nana Aryee
  • Gavin Bilton
  • Adam Bishop
  • Nicolas Cambi
  • Marcus Crowder
  • Wesley Derwinsky
  • Thomas Evans
  • Kevin Faires
  • Ondrej Fojtu
  • Kane Francis
  • Nathan Goltry
  • Rauno Heinla
  • Tristain Hoath
  • Mitchell Hooper
  • Rob Kearney
  • Paolo Kordiyaka
  • Trey Mitchell
  • Pa O’Dwyer
  • Matthew Ragg
  • Spenser Remick
  • Adam Roszkowski
  • Jaco Schoonwinkel
  • Evan Singleton
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Bobby Thompson
  • Eddie Williams
  • Oskar Ziolkowski

2024 World’s Strongest Man Schedule

The 2024 WSM will begin with two days of qualifiers on May 1-2. Athletes who advance to the finals will get one day of rest before hitting the stage once again. The two-day finals will take place on May 4-5.

**All times EST**

Wednesday, May 1 – Day 1 Qualifiers

  • Event 1 – Webster Stones, 9am
  • Event 2 – Deadlift Ladder, 1pm
  • Event 3 – Sandbag Steeplechase, 4pm

Thursday, May 2 – Day 2 Qualifiers

  • Event 4 – Globe Viking Press, 9am
  • Event 5 – Car Walk, 1pm
  • Event 6 – Stone Off, 5pm

Saturday, May 4 – Day 3 Finals

  • Event 1 – KNAACK Giants Medley, 10am
  • Event 2 – Max Axle Press, 11:30am
  • Event 3 – Keg Toss, 3pm

Sunday, May 5 – Day 4 Finals

  • Event 4 – Reign Total Body Fuel’s Conan’s Wheel, 10am
  • Event 5 – BFGoodrich Tires HD Terrain Deadlift, 12pm
  • Event 6 – Atlas Stones, 3pm

A Look Back At Past WSM Champions

The World’s Strongest Man competition is one full of prestige and history throughout the years. With each passing year, the competition continues to grow and reach a wider audience. For those who are new to the sport, or perhaps looking to reflect back on the history of the competition, we have a complete breakdown of every single WSM champion throughout history.

Will we have a brand new name added to this list in 2024? Only time will tell – and Generation Iron will provide up-to-date coverage of the event as it unfolds.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.