Special Guest

Magnús Ver Magnússon will be joining the Ragnarok Games team and will be the Master of Ceremonies at our event. 

It is a great honor to have “The Alfather” of the sport of strongman be a part of this epic event. 

He will be in attendance all 3 days and will welcome the Ragnarok Games athletes to start the competition and be available for free photos with all Ragnarok Games Competitors.

Magnús competed in his first strongman contest in 1985, finishing third in the Iceland’s Strongest Man competition won by Jón Páll Sigmarsson. He decided to focus solely on strongman competition after he won the 1991 World’s Strongest Man contest. His strongman victories include the 1989 Pure Strength contest in Scotland, the 1991 and 1993 International Power Challenge, the 1992 Scandinavian Strongest Man (Finland), the 1992 Nordic Strongest Man (Denmark), the 1994 Europe’s Strongest Man, the 1995 World Muscle Power Championship, and the 1995 and 1997 Viking Challenge.

In addition to his four World’s Strongest Man titles, Magnús was also runner-up in 1992 and 1993. He has also won the Iceland’s strongest man competition many times and the West Coast Viking (Vestfjarðavíkingurinn) of Iceland nine times. 

He is considered to be one of the first modern strongman competitors and is regarded by many to be one of the best strongmen of all time. 

He competed in a one-off event at the Giants Live Strongman Championship 2019 held in Wembley against fellow strongman legend Bill Kazmaier in the Hercules Hold, with the weight being reduced by 20 kg on each side from what the professional athletes were working with. Despite having not competed in a strongman event since 2005, Magnusson stunned the capacity crowd with a time of 101.2 seconds (1m 41.2s), whilst Kazmaier could only manage just over 18 seconds.

Magnús is the founder of the Magnús Ver Magnússon Classic, the MVM Classic. A strongman competition held in Iceland that qualifies the winner for the Worlds Strongest Man. Magnus ver has 2 daughters and a grandson


Magnús Personal records

In competition:

Squat – 437.5 kg (964.5 lbs) (World’s Strongest Man 1995 )

Rock shoulder- 136 kg (300 lbs) (World Record)


Tire Deadlift- 455 kg (1003 lbs)

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