Who’s going to be WHF Ironman 2014?

By Danielle Ringgit
@danitbpseeds
 
 

KUCHING: Open to all men 18 years and above, this year’s competition running May 2-4 at Sarawak Cultural Village will see 15 contestants vying for the title of WHF Ironman 2014.

 

More than 40 WHF Ironman hopefuls showed up during today's preliminary round.

More than 40 WHF Ironman hopefuls showed up during today’s preliminary round.

 

According to the World Harvest Festival official website, cultural-based activities organised for the competition include mountain climbing, lifting and carrying gunny sacks weighing 50kg, blowpipe shooting and many more.

 

The preliminary round in SCV on May 2 will see contestants fighting for the 15 finalist spots in the following events: carrying a 50kg gunny sack, rolling drum, throwing a 15kg sack and car-pulling for 20 meters.

 

Contestant throwing a 15kg gunny sack in the preliminary round

Contestant throwing a 15kg gunny sack in the preliminary round

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Organisers measuring the distance the 15kg sack was thrown.

Setting up the 100kg weight-pull.

Setting up the 100kg weight-pull.

Contestants waiting for the third game to start - weight-lifting 100kg.

Contestants waiting for the third game to start – weight-lifting 100kg.

The oldest contestant in this year's lineup, Roslan Ibrahim, 46, has also never missed a WHF event.

The oldest contestant in this year’s lineup, Roslan Ibrahim, 46, has also never missed a WHF event since it began six years ago.

Three-time defending champion of WHF Jury Abdullah

Two-time defending WHF champion Jury Abdullah, 40.

Jury in the midst of lifting the 100kg bag.

Jury in the midst of lifting the 100kg bag.

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The final rounds from May 3-4 will see the 15 finalists performing the following events:

Day 1 (May 3)

Mountain climbing
Blowpipe shooting
Flipping Tyre
Carrying a wood block
Carrying water gallons
Wood chopping
Coconut dehusking

Day 2 (May 4)

Rafting
Commando crossing
Wall climbing

 

The prizes for WHF 2014 Ironman Winner includes RM1,500 cash, medal and certificate, 1st runner-up RM1,250 cash, medal and certificate, 2nd runner-up RM1,000 cash, medal and certificate and consolation prizes RM200 cash, medals and certificates.

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