Giants Live at the Melbourne FitX
The first Worlds Strongest Man Qualifier of the 2012 season saw Mike Jenkins of the USA win comfortably at the FitX in Melbourne. In second position was Nick Best who won the deadlift with 11 repetitions at 350 kilos. The final man to qualify for the Worlds is a new face from Colorado. Six foot seven inch Mike Burke battled through serious rib damage to take the final qualifying slot. Notably International newcomer Ed Hall was 4th and Frankie Sheun of South Africa was crowned the Southern Hemisphere's Strongest Man by finishing fifth. The South African beat a big line up of Antipodean strength athletes.