Ole Martin Kristiansen

Ole Martin Kristiansen is a part-time strongman, gym co-owner, and telecommunications technician. Representing Norway, Kristiansen is making his first appearance at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. At age 27, he stands 6’3” and weighs 309lbs. He is seeking to reach the WSM Final during his debut.

At age 15, Ole Martin played video games & friends made fun of him for being too skinny. He decided it was not what he wanted to do with his life. He asked his mom to buy dumbbells and started to work out in his garage. He chose to workout in his garage because he was embarrassed to go to the gym. After working out in a garage for 3 months, he felt comfortable enough to take his lifting to the gym. Now that he’s here at WSM, he feels skinny again compared to Brian Shaw!!!

“I started training for this goal when I was 15 years old, weighing 67kg (148 lbs). I just wanted to achieve something that seemed impossible for me at the time… I’ve worked very hard to be the strongest man in my country. Now to take on the rest of the world!”