Athlete Bio
Magnús Ver Magnússon

Years Active: 1987-2005
Born: 1963-04-23
Height: 1.9 m (6' 3")
Weight: 130 kg (287 lbs)

International Contests: 53
International Contest Wins: 13
National Contests: 2
National Contest Wins: 2
WSM Appearances: 7
WSM Finals: 6
WSM Wins: 4
Date Contest Contest Type Location Placing
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Tenerife, Spain 1 of 8
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Reykjavík, Iceland 2 of 10
1993 1993 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Orange, France 2 of 8
1997-10-13 1997 WSM Group 1World's Strongest Man Primm, Nevada 3 of 6
1994 1994 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Sun City, South Africa 1 of 8
1995 1995 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Nassau, Bahamas 1 of 10
1996 1996 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Port Louis, Mauritius 1 of 8
1997 1997 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Australia 1 of 8
1996 1996 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Australia 2 of 8
1993 1993 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge South Africa 2 of 14
1992 1992 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge South Africa 2 of 9
1990 1990 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Canada 3 of 6
1989 1989 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Brazil 2 of 6
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeAFSA Full Strength Challenge Oberhausen, Germany 4 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeAFSA Full Strength Challenge Seefeld, Austria 6 of 10
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeAFSA Full Strength Challenge Dubai, United Arab Emirates 6 of 8
1989-10-01 1989 KrafturKraftur Reykjavík, Iceland 3 of 6
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesViking Games Húsavík, Iceland 4 of 4
1998-03-14 1998 IFSA Helsinki Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Helsinki, Finland 2 of 10
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Hardenberg, Netherlands 2 of 12
1996 1996 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Helsinki, Finland 3 of 12
1995 1995 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Heide, Germany 3 of 12
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthStrongest Man on Earth Reykjavík, Iceland 1 of 6
1993 1993 World Mighty ManWorld Mighty Man Johannesburg, South Africa 2 of 5
1992 1992 World Mighty ManWorld Mighty Man Johannesburg, South Africa 3 of 9
1998-01-31 1998 Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast Honolulu, Hawaii 5 of 5
1994 1994 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man France 2 of 8
1993 1993 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Norway 3 of 8
1992 1992 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Denmark 1 of 10
1990 1990 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Denmark 4 of 10
1989 1989 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Iceland 4 of 10
1988-11-18 1988 Défi Mark Ten InternationalDéfi Mark Ten International Montréal, Canada 2 of 4
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Doetinchem, Netherlands 7 of 11
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Hungary 6 of 12
1997 1997 World's Strongest VikingIFSA Grand Prix Copenhagen, Denmark 3 of 12
1997 1997 IFSA Lithuania Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Klaipėda, Lithuania 3 of 3
1996 1996 World's Strongest VikingIFSA Grand Prix Copenhagen, Denmark 2 of 11
1996-07-07 1996 IFSA Lithuania Grand PrixIFSA Grand Prix Klaipėda, Lithuania 3 of 6
1995 1995 Manfred Höberl ClassicIFSA Grand Prix Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 1 of 8
1995 1995 World's Strongest VikingIFSA Grand Prix Copenhagen, Denmark 11 of 11
2001-07-22 2001 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Aberdeen, Scotland 5 of 6
1995-08-06 1995 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Mintlaw, Scotland 1 of 12
1994 1994 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Peterhead, Scotland 2 of 11
1991 1991 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Fergus, Canada 3 of 6
1990 1990 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Glasgow, Scotland 4 of 15
1991 1991 HreystiHreysti Iceland 1 of 6
1990 1990 HreystiHreysti Iceland 3 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeWorld Viking Challenge Reykjavík, Iceland 1 of 6
1991-07-20 1991 World Viking ChallengeWorld Viking Challenge Iceland 1 of 4
1997 1997 European OpenEuropean Open Meerssen, Netherlands 3 of 13
1997 1997 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Oulu, Finland 1 of 6
1993 1993 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Oulu, Finland 6 of 11
1992 1992 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Oulu, Finland 2 of 11
2004-06-17 2004 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Mosfellsbær, Iceland 1 of 8
2001-06-17 2001 Iceland's Strongest ManIceland's Strongest Man Mosfellsbær, Iceland 1 of 9
Date Contest Event Result Placing
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixLoading Race
(130 kg carpet rolls)
- 8 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixSuper Yoke 20.68 m 7 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixWeight Throw
(For height)
4.3 m 5 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixTire Flip
(8 flips)
44.25 s 5 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(110 to 170 kg)
3 in 27.87 s 7 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixRock Press 136 kg 2 of 11
2005-06-12 2005 IFSA Holland Grand PrixTruck Pull 20.45 m 6 of 11
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengePower Stairs 40.16 s 5 of 10
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeVertical Lift 26.66 s 1 of 10
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeCar Walk 8.75 m 5 of 10
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeAtlas Stones 4 in 23.00 s 5 of 10
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeBike Press 10 reps 7 of 10
1999-09-11 1999 AFSA Oberhausen Full Strength ChallengeTruck Pull 66.47 s 5 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeLoad & Drag 23.25 m 9 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengePole Push 3rd 3 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeBarrel Lift 8 reps 8 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeTruck Pull 38.81 s 6 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeCrucifix Hold 20.70 s 9 of 10
1999-06-24 1999 AFSA Austria Full Strength ChallengeStone Carry
(For distance)
60.34 m 4 of 10
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeSquat Lift 1 rep 3 of 8
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeMax Log Lift (No lift) 7 of 8
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeDuck Walk 4.76 m 6 of 8
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeCable Drum Push 2 stairs 4 of 8
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeLoading Race 4 implements 6 of 8
1999-04-09 1999 AFSA Dubai Full Strength ChallengeTruck Pull DNF 4 of 8
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManPower Stairs 30.16 s 3 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManFarmer's Walk
(For distance)
64.91 m 2 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManConan's Wheel 405 ° 5 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManLoading Race
(5x 100 kg sacks)
28.98 s 2 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManWheelbarrow Carry 13.29 s 4 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManAtlas Stones
(120 to 170 kg)
5 in 18.91 s 2 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManCrucifix Hold 30.33 s 6 of 10
1998-03-14 1998 Europe's Strongest ManVertical Lift 3.30 s 1 of 10
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixAtlas Walk 21.78 s 5 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixAtlas Stones
(160 to 210 kg)
2 stones 4 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixRock Press 118 kg 7 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixFarmer's Walk 62.67 m 3 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixHercules Hold 39.43 s 6 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixTruck Pull 30.46 s 5 of 12
1998 1998 IFSA Hungary Grand PrixCrucifix Hold 24.01 s 8 of 12
1997-10-13 1997 WSM Heat 1Tire Flip 49.48 s 2 of 6
1997-10-13 1997 WSM Heat 1Hercules Hold 29.73 s 1 of 6
1997-10-13 1997 WSM Heat 1Incline Log Press 15 reps 4 of 6
1997-10-13 1997 WSM Heat 1 56.10 s 6 of 6
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManPower Stairs
(175-225-275 kg, 6 stairs each)
16 stairs 4 of 12
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManRock Press 130 kg 1 of 12
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManAtlas Stones
(100 to 160 kg)
5 in 36.40 s 1 of 12
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManHercules Hold 43.41 s 4 of 12
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManTire Flip 51.19 s 4 of 12
1997 1997 Europe's Strongest ManTruck Pull 32.63 s 7 of 12
1997 1997 European OpenPower Stairs
(175-225-275 kg, 6 stairs each)
18 stairs 3 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenMax Deadlift
(Partial deadlift)
520 kg 2 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenTruck Pull 31.83 m 6 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenAtlas Stones
(110 to 160 kg)
4 in 20.64 s 3 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenMax Log Lift 140 kg 8 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenCrucifix Hold
(12.5 kg / hand)
36.69 s 8 of 13
1997 1997 European OpenKeg Toss
(For height)
5 m 2 of 13
1996 1996 WSM FinalPower Stairs 57.87 s 3 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalMax Deadlift 370 kg 2 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 28.19 s 1 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalBasque Circle 946 ° 1 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalHercules Hold 35.00 s 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalWeight Throw 6.3 m 2 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalCar Flip 15.64 s 4 of 8
1996 1996 WSM FinalTractor Pull 34.69 s 3 of 8
1996 1996 WSM Heat 1Log Lift 14 reps 1 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 1Max Squat 410 kg 1 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 1Loading Race 4 in 99.71 s 3 of 6
1996 1996 WSM Heat 1Arm Over Arm Pull 56.87 s 3 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthAtlas Stones 4 in 21.06 s 1 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthWheelbarrow Carry 18 kg 4 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthMax Log Lift 160 kg 2 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthFarmer's Walk 73.7 m 2 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthFront Hold 39.41 s 3 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthArm Over Arm Pull 21.33 s 3 of 6
1995 1995 Strongest Man on EarthLoading Race 28.13 s 1 of 6
1995 1995 World's Strongest VikingPower Stairs 4 of 11
1995 1995 World's Strongest VikingLog Lift 1 of 11
1995 1995 WSM FinalLoading Race 5 in 93.15 s 2 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalMax Squat 437.5 kg 1 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalTug of War 3rd 3 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalCaber Toss 5.45 m 1 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 45.30 s 2 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalFlintstone Lift 200 kg 3 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalCar Flip 14.36 s 2 of 10
1995 1995 WSM FinalTruck Pull 34.37 s 2 of 10
1995 1995 WSM Heat 1McGlashen Stones 8 in 46.99 s 1 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 1Deadlift Hold 45.51 s 3 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 1Incline Log Press 22 reps 2 of 4
1995 1995 WSM Heat 1Car Walk 21.73 s 2 of 4
1994 1994 WSM FinalAtlas Stones 5 in 29.00 s 1 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalPole Push 4th 4 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalMax Deadlift
(18-inch deadlift)
430 kg 2 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalHercules Hold 43.15 s 3 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalCar Walk 11.73 s 1 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalRock Press 130 kg 3 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalWheelbarrow Carry 16.21 s 3 of 8
1994 1994 WSM FinalTruck Pull 33.64 s 2 of 8
1994 1994 WSM Heat 3Húsafell Stone 15.7 m 2 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 3Loading Race 5 in 66.55 s 1 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 3Crucifix Hold 24.80 s 3 of 4
1994 1994 WSM Heat 3Car Flip 15.08 s 1 of 4
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeCar Walk DNF 4 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeMax Log Lift 160 kg 1 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeCrucifix Hold 44.80 s 2 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeAtlas Stones 4 in 16.10 s 1 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeArm Over Arm Pull 5.65 m 5 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeLoading Race 43.90 s 4 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeWeight Throw
(For height)
5.18 m 2 of 6
1993 1993 World Viking ChallengeHúsafell Stone 51.4 m 2 of 6
1993 1993 WSM FinalAtlas Stones 5 in 17.87 s 2 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalWeight Throw 5 m 3 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalHercules Hold 45.80 s 2 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalCar Walk 2 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalPole Push 3rd 3 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalWheelbarrow Carry 13.42 s 2 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalIncline Log Press 15 reps 6 of 8
1993 1993 WSM FinalTruck Pull 25.47 s 3 of 8
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalHúsafell Stone 5 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalPlane Pull 34.34 s 1 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalFront Hold 40.64 s 7 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalWeight Throw 5 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalRock Press 130 kg 1 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalLoading Race 5 in 62.49 s 1 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalMax Deadlift 452.5 kg 2 of 10
1992-10-03 1992 WSM FinalTruck Pull 4 of 10
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalArm Over Arm Pull 2 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalAtlas Stones 3 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalCrucifix Hold 2 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalMedley 2 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalMax Deadlift
(18-inch deadlift)
420 kg 1 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalTruck Pull 4 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalBarrel Lift 130 kg 1 of 8
1991-10-06 1991 WSM FinalLoading Race 6 in 58.00 s 1 of 8
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesArm Over Arm Pull
(Boat pull)
88.40 s 1 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesWeight Throw
(For max height)
4.42 m 4 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesHammer Throw 9.08 m 4 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesTug of War 3rd 3 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesCar Pull 19.10 s 4 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesCaber Toss 9 m 3 of 4
1987-07-10 1987 Viking GamesLoading Race
(70 to 110 kg kegs)
3 in 15.70 s 4 of 4
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 370 kg (816 lbs) 1996 WSM Final
2 Max. 18-inch Deadlift 430 kg (948 lbs) 1994 WSM Final
3 Max. Log Lift 160 kg (353 lbs) 1995 Strongest Man on Earth
4 Max. Squat 437.5 kg (965 lbs) 1995 WSM Final