Jón Páll Sigmarsson and Geoff Capes battled for the title World Strongest Man for a few years. They were two good friends off the field but on the field they were animals.
Their first battle was in 1983 in Christchurch in New Zealand when Jón Páll joined the competition for the World Strongest Man. Geoff had never won but he had gotten 4th, 3rd and 2nd place.
Geoff won in 1983 but Jón Páll finished in 2nd place after a big battle against Capes.
Here we can see the competitors in the sack race.
Competitors in WSM 1983: Geoff Capes (Britain), Jón Páll Sigmarsson (Iceland), Simon Wulfse (Netherlands), Tom Magee (Canada), John Gamble (USA), Chris Okonkwo (Nigeria), Doyle Kennedy (USA) and Allen Gallberg (Canada)