How to watch World's Strongest Man 2024 online — stream from anywhere

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Feeling proud of your muscles? Prepare to be humbled, as reigning champion Mitchell Hooper and lifting legend Tom Stoltman push their immense bodies to extreme limits in a bid to be crowned World's Strongest Man 2024.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch World's Strongest Man 2024 from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE. Be warned, though: while the competition runs from 1 May, it won't air on TV until a few weeks later.

World's Strongest Man 2024 release date and time

World's Strongest Man 2024 runs from Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 6. It will air later this year.
• U.K. — Watch on My5 (FREE)
• U.S.
— Watch on CBS and CBS Sports Network (via Fubo or Paramount Plus)
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk-free

Like a modern-day equivalent of the 12 Labours of Hercules, just taking part in the World's Strongest Man is a guarantee of near-mythical status. Winning it makes you godlike. 

Hooper became the first Canadian to win the contest a year ago, denying Scotsman Stoltman what would have been his third consecutive title by an agonizingly narrow margin. Just 4.5 points separated the two rivals, and with Hooper in consistently excellent shape, Stoltman skipped Europe's Strongest Man last month, in order to focus fully on Myrtle Beach.

With events including a 150kg bench press, a deadlift competition starting at 300kg, a race with a 460kg yoke and, of course, the iconic Atlas Stones, it's awe-inspiring entertainment from the get-go.

Here's how to watch World's Strongest Man 2024 online from anywhere. We've also listed the events and contestants further down the page.

Watch World's Strongest Man 2024 for free

World's Strongest Man tends to be shown for free on My5 in the U.K., and that's expected to be the case again in 2024. The catch is that it's unlikely to air until December.

By contrast, U.S. fans can watch footage throughout the summer on CBS and the CBS Sports Network. 

But what if you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch the event at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Watch World's Strongest Man 2024 from anywhere with a VPN

Away from home at the moment and blocked from accessing your subscription?

You can still watch World's Strongest Man 2024 thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. Ideal when you're away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in Canada and want to view a British service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to My5 and stream World's Strongest Man 2024 online.

Watch World's Strongest Man 2024 in the U.S.

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In the U.S., World's Strongest Man typically airs across CBS and CBS Sports Network, and we expect that to be the case again this year.

Last year, 10 episodes aired between May 28 and July 27, roughly a month after filming wrapped.

CBS is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch CBS and CBS Sports Network on a live TV service, like Fubo TV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services on the market.

You can also watch your local CBS station's live feed with Paramount Plus with Showtime ($11.99/month). 

For now, we'd recommend keeping an eye out for clips on the World's Strongest Man YouTube channel.

Fuboa 7-day free trial

Fubo is one of the best live TV services with CBS and CBS Sports Network. The streamer all of the local broadcast networks and most of the top cable channels. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. And it's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront.

Paramount Plus with Showtime

Paramount Plus with Showtime has your local CBS station's live feed. Its deep library includes "Survivor" and "Big Brother" episodes, as well as originals like "Frasier", "1923" and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds". The Showtime plan also comes with that network's shows, like "Billions" and "Yellowjackets".

Watch World's Strongest Man 2024 in the U.K.

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The World's Strongest Man 2024 will not be streamed live in the U.K.. Instead, it will be available to watch for free on Channel 5 and its My5 streaming service in December.

For now, you can watch snippets of the action on the World's Strongest Man YouTube channel.

Anybody abroad in the U.K. from the U.S. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service. We recommend NordVPN thanks to its speed, reliability and trusted security features. 

Can you watch World's Strongest Man 2024 in Australia?

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At the time of writing, there's no word on when or if World's Strongest Man 2024 will air in Australia.

For now, the World's Strongest Man YouTube channel is worth tuning into for clips of the action from Myrtle Beach.

Anybody abroad in Australia from the U.S. or U.K. can use NordVPN to access their usual streaming service.  

World's Strongest Man 2024 contestants

  • Mitchell Hooper
  • Austin Andrade
  • Gavin Bilton
  • Adam Bishop
  • Marcus Crowder
  • Wesley Derwinsky
  • Thomas Evans
  • Kane Francis
  • Nathan Goltry
  • Rauno Heinla
  • Rob Kearney
  • Pavlo Kordiyaka
  • Trey Mitchell
  • Evans Nana Aryee
  • Mathew Ragg
  • Jaco Schoonwinkel
  • Evan Singleton
  • Aivars Smaukstelis
  • Luke Stoltman
  • Tom Stoltman
  • Bobby Thompson
  • Eddie Williams
  • Oskar Ziolkowski

World's Strongest Man 2024 events

  • Webster Stones
  • Deadlift Ladder
  • Sandbag Steeplechase
  • Viking Press
  • Car Walk
  • Stone Off
  • Giants Medley
  • Max Axle Press
  • Keg Toss
  • Conan’s Wheel
  • Deadlift
  • Atlas Stones

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.