We caught up with Big Z to find out what his thoughts were on his most recent title victory, the upcoming competition in Malaysia, his competitors and the world of Strongmen training.
Looking back at last year’s World’s Strongest Man final, what went through your mind before the Atlas Stones?
I had one thing on my mind, and that was I must beat Brian Shaw on the stones because I need that for first place. I knew I could beat him, because in 2013 in China I almost beat him in the stones but I made a few mistakes on the first and second stones. I knew I could win if I didn’t make those mistakes again. I was lucky because I didn’t make those mistakes and I lifted faster than him.