It’s Keene’s first win in skilled strongman since 2016.

Rongo Keene is the winner of the 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic (MVMSC). During the competition that came about on Nov. 18-20, 2022, in Reykjavík, Iceland, the Australian athlete captured his first victory because the 2016 Australia’s Strongest Man (ASM) contest.

The two opponents who joined Keene on the rostrum have been Canada’s Maxime Boudreault (second) and Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted (third), respectively. For Boudreault, it’s his first podium end since profitable the 2022 Canada’s Strongest Man (CSM) in late August. Meanwhile, Melsted as soon as once more completed within the high three on the MVMSC after a second-place consequence on the 2021 iteration.

Here are the ultimate standings from the 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic:

2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic

  1. Rongo Keene (Australia) — 87.5 factors
  2. Maxime Boudreault (Canada) — 81.5 factors
  3. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted (Iceland) — 79 factors
  4. Vilius Jokužys (Lithuania) — 72.5 factors
  5. Colton Sloan (Canada) — 68.5 factors
  6. Stefán Karel Torfason (Iceland) — 65.5 factors
  7. Ervin Toots (Estonia) — 65.5 factors
  8. Mika Törrö (Finland) — 56.5 factors
  9. Jacob Finerty (United States) — 54.5 factors
  10. James Jeffers (Canada) — 51.5 factors
  11. Kristján Jón Haraldsson (Iceland) — 50 factors
  12. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen (Greenland) — 46.5 factors
  13. Pierre Motal (France) — 33.5 factors
  14. Ryan England (United Kingdom) — 26.5 factors

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Here’s an summary of the respective outcomes at every occasion of the 2022 MVMSC.

Event One — Rock Press

The weight of the six stones throughout the opening rock press occasion of the 2022 MVMSC ranged from 100 to 150 kilograms (220.4 to 330.7 kilos). In the tip, Keene, Melsted, and the United States’ Jacob Finerty completed in a three-way tie for first place. They all efficiently lifted the fifth stone, which weighed 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos).

  1. Rongo Keene — 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos) | Tied-first
  2. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos) | Tied-first
  3. Jacob Finerty — 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos) | Tied-first
  4. Vilius Jokužys — 122 kilograms (268.9 kilos)
  5. Colton Sloan — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Tied-third
  6. Stefán Karel Torfason — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Tied-third
  7. Mika Törrö — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Tied-third
  8. James Jeffers — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Tied-third
  9. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 112 kilograms (246.9 kilos) | Tied-third
  10. Maxime Boudreault — 100 kilograms (220.4 kilos) | Tied-fourth
  11. Ervin Toots — 100 kilograms (220.4 kilos) | Tied-fourth
  12. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — 100 kilograms (220.4 kilos) | Tied-fourth
  13. Pierre Motal — 100 kilograms (220.4 kilos) | Tied-fourth
  14. Ryan England — 100 kilograms (220.4 kilos) | Tied-fourth

Event Two — Natural Stones

In an occasion akin to the famed Atlas stones, the respective athletes needed to raise 4 stones starting from 130 to 185 kilograms (286.6 to 407.8 kilos) within the quickest time doable. Iceland’s Kristján Jón Haraldsson lapped the remainder of the sphere, being the one athlete to complete lifting all 4 stones in lower than 30 seconds en path to the occasion win.

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — Four stones in 26.73 seconds
  2. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — Four stones in 32.17 seconds
  3. Maxime Boudreault — Four stones in 33.21 seconds
  4. Ervin Toots — Four stones in 34.13 seconds
  5. James Jeffers — Four stones in 38.79 seconds
  6. Stefán Karel Torfason — Four stones in 45.41 seconds
  7. Vilius Jokužys — Three stones in 16.33 seconds
  8. Rongo Keene — Three stones in 19.39 seconds
  9. Jacob Finerty — Three stones in 21.74 seconds
  10. Mika Törrö — Three stones in 24.97 seconds
  11. Colton Sloan — Three stones in 25.12 seconds
  12. Pierre Motal — Three stones in 25.96 seconds
  13. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — Three stones in 33.68 seconds
  14. Ryan England — Two stones in 19.9 seconds

Event Three — Hammer Throw

The hammer throw occasion — the place the opponents hurl a 21-kilogram (46.3-pound) hammer implement so far as doable — completed the primary day of the competition. Iceland’s Stefán Karel Torfason gained the occasion when he threw his hammer 9.9 meters.

  1. Stefán Karel Torfason — 9.9 meters
  2. Vilius Jokužys — 9.22 meters
  3. Maxime Boudreault — 9.14 meters
  4. Ervin Toots — 8.78 meters
  5. Mika Törrö — 8.43 meters
  6. Rongo Keene — 8.32 meters
  7. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — 8.03 meters
  8. Jacob Finerty — 7.94 meters
  9. James Jeffers — 7.81 meters
  10. Ryan England — 7.55 meters
  11. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 7.41 meters
  12. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — 7.19 meters
  13. Colton Sloan — 6.62 meters
  14. Pierre Motal — 6.47 meters

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Event Four — Husafell Stone Carry

To begin the second day, the opponents needed to carry across the normal Husafell stone weighing 186 kilograms (410 kilos) in a circle for a most distance, with one rotation being 35 meters. Lithuania’s Vilius Jokužys finally completed on high when he took his stone 83.9 meters.

  1. Vilius Jokužys — 83.9 meters
  2. Maxime Boudreault — 80 meters
  3. Colton Sloan — 75.3 meters
  4. Stefán Karel Torfason — 70.9 meters
  5. Ervin Toots — 67.2 meters
  6. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 58.9 meters
  7. Rongo Keene — 51.4 meters
  8. James Jeffers — 51.2 meters
  9. Mika Törrö — 49.6 meters
  10. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — 48.9 meters
  11. Pierre Motal — 48.7 meters
  12. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — 45.4 meters
  13. Jacob Finerty — 36 meters
  14. Ryan England — 35.9 meters

Event Five — Stone-to-Shoulder Medley

In the stone-to-shoulder medley, the athletes needed to raise 4 successive stones weighing from 100 to 145 kilograms (220.4 to 319.6 kilos) to their shoulders as quick as they might. Keene had the perfect consequence, lifting all 4 stones in 34.16 seconds, greater than two full seconds sooner than the next-best competitor.

  1. Rongo Keene — Four stones in 34.16 seconds
  2. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — Four stones in 36.2 seconds
  3. Maxime Boudreault — Four stones in 36.91 seconds
  4. Colton Sloan — Four stones in 52.07 seconds
  5. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — Four stones in 54.77 seconds
  6. Ervin Toots — Four stones in 1:01.89 seconds
  7. Vilius Jokužys — Three stones in 22.69 seconds
  8. James Jeffers — Three stones in 22.73 seconds
  9. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — Three stones in 26.69 seconds
  10. Jacob Finerty — Three stones in 30.02 seconds
  11. Pierre Motal — Three stones in 31.35 seconds
  12. Ryan England — Three stones in 35.66 seconds
  13. Mika Törrö — Three stones in 38.91 seconds
  14. Stefán Karel Torfason — Two stones in 12.39 seconds

Event Six — Farmer’s Walk

In a slight shift from the same old farmer’s stroll construction the place equally weighted handles are carried, the opponents needed to carry two in a different way weighted implements (137 kilograms/302 kilos and 142 kilograms/313 kilos) in every hand for the farthest distance. Finland’s Mika Törrö took his respective weights 35.88 meters for the win.

  1. Mika Törrö — 35.88 meters
  2. Rongo Keene — 34.77 meters
  3. Stefán Karel Torfason — 29.4 meters
  4. Maxime Boudreault — 27.95 meters
  5. Vilius Jokužys — 25.44 meters
  6. Colton Sloan — 18.6 meters
  7. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 15.42 meters
  8. Ervin Toots — 15.3 meters
  9. Jacob Finerty — 13.78 meters
  10. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — 10.1 meters
  11. Pierre Motal — 8.21 meters
  12. James Jeffers — 5.53 meters
  13. Ryan England — 4.55 meters
  14. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — 1.13 meters

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Event Seven — Axle Deadlift for Reps

To kick off festivities on the ultimate day of the 2022 MVMSC, the athletes needed to full as many reps of a 325-kilogram (716.5-pound) axle deadlift as doable inside a 75-second time restrict. Melsted paced forward of the sphere by pulling seven reps.

  1. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — Seven reps
  2. Rongo Keene — Five reps | Tied-second
  3. Colton Sloan — Five reps | Tied-second
  4. Pierre Motal — Five reps | Tied-second)
  5. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — Five reps | Tied-second
  6. Jacob Finerty — Four reps | Tied-third
  7. James Jeffers — Four reps | Tied-third
  8. Mika Törrö — Three reps | Tied-fourth
  9. Stefán Karel Torfason — Three reps | Tied-fourth
  10. Maxime Boudreault — Two reps | Tied-fifth
  11. Ervin Toots — Two reps | Tied-fifth
  12. Vilius Jokužys — One rep | Tied-sixth
  13. Ryan England — One rep | Tied-sixth
  14. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — N/A

Event Eight — Log Press Medley

The last occasion of the competitors featured the log press medley, the place everybody needed to efficiently press 4 logs with weights starting from 110 and 165 kilograms (242.5 and 363.7 kilos) within the quickest time. Famed for his shoulder press power, Boudreault was capable of coast to the occasion victory and cement his total second-place end.

  1. Maxime Boudreault — Four logs in 30.63 seconds
  2. Eythór Ingólfsson Melsted — Four logs in 38.28 seconds
  3. Rongo Keene — Three logs in 24.09 seconds
  4. Colton Sloan — Three logs in 30.63 seconds
  5. Ervin Toots — Three logs in 31.97 seconds
  6. Ryan England — Three logs in 32.36 seconds
  7. Kim Ujarak Lorentzen — Three logs in 36.37 seconds
  8. Jacob Finerty — Three logs in 1:00.86 seconds
  9. Vilius Jokužys — Two logs in 14.72 seconds
  10. Mika Törrö — Two logs in 17.54 seconds
  11. Stefán Karel Torfason — Two logs in 19.46 seconds
  12. Pierre Motal — Two logs in 19.8 seconds
  13. James Jeffers — Two logs in 20.86 seconds
  14. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — Two logs in 29.58 seconds

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The 2022 calendar 12 months has been productive for Keene. With this victory within the 2022 MVMSC, the Australian athlete has now notched three podium finishes in 5 2022 contests. Capturing a victory in one of many larger strongman competitions could be the right cherry on high.

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