A strongman competition tests an athletes muscular strength and endurance. These events are descendent from the highland games which took place centuries ago. In this competition the contestants lift huge stones, flip big tires, carry heavy weights for long distances, throw kegs, and more. Some of the exercises are similar to olympic lifts. There are numerous different strongman events all over the world with various styles of competition. One of the most accomplished competitors is a Polish man named Mariusz Pudzianowski who won 42 events and placed in 59 events.