Vytautas Lalas

  • Nationality: Lithuanian
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Weight: 135kg

2012 has been the year of the Lalas and it looks like 2013 is going his way too. Early in 2012 saw Vytautas secure second place at Europe’s Strongest Man – beating Terry Hollands in the process. In October Lalas managed another second, this time at the World’s Strongest Man. The start of 2013 saw Lalas claim the title at the Arnold Strongman Classic, albiet in Big Z‘s absence. Lalas has successfully proven that you don’t need to be a giant to be competitive. It gives hope to all the shorties (relatively speaking) that they can hold their own with the likes of the towering Brian Shaw. Other titles of note include podium finishes at various Strongman Champions League and Giants Live competitions.

Lalas traditionally had a reputation of being a static monster, losing points on the events requiring speed and endurance. His recent performances show that this is no longer the case. As an interesting aside, according to Wikipedia the man currently resides in Dublin, Ireland where he runs a gym.