Tyre recycling magnate by day and 9-time Sweden's Strongest Man by night, Johannes Årsjö surely has to be one of the best strength athletes ever to come from the frozen Scandinavian north.
After a chance meeting with a local strongman promoter in 2005 whilst working at the family business Årsjö Tires, Johnnaes entered his first strongman competition. Having never trained before he didn't even know how to hold a barbell correctly. Even so, his raw power shone through and he still finished third; earning him a years free gym membership and his first trophy of many.
Since then, Johannes has become the most illustrious Strongman in Swedish history- winning the title every year between 2009 and 2017. He has also competed at World's Strongest Man 5 times but he has often been plagued with injury. Despite this, Johannes always bounces back stronger than before and shows no sign of stopping in the near future!