The loading medley is a generic term for many a strongman event. Loading heavy objects – such as anchors, barrels, sandbags and stones – tests both the strongman’s strength and endurance. The event is usually timed, with the athlete who loads all the implements in the fastest time declared the winner. One of the most memorable loading medleys was during the World’s Strongest Man 2010, where the strongmen had to fetch and load bags knee-deep in water.
There are no official records for the loading medley. It is generally the strongmen in the best shape (cardio-wise) who win these events.