Magnús Ver Magnússon
We will send you information about this and future occasions and hold you updated about probably the most thrilling breakthroughs in science. Now you possibly can add events to your personal schedule and take part in our live chat on chosen occasions. In addition to his four World’s Strongest Man titles, Magnús was also runner-up in 1992 and 1993. He has additionally won the Iceland’s strongest man competition many times and the West coast Viking (Vestfjarðavíkingurinn) of Iceland nine times.
He came to prominence as a BBC tv journalist, and was finest known as the presenter of the BBC tv quiz programme Mastermind, which he hosted for 25 years. He competed in a one-off occasion at the Giants Live Strongman Championship 2019 held in Wembley against fellow strongman legend Bill Kazmaier within the Hercules Hold, with the load being lowered by 20 kg on all sides from what the professional athletes had been working with. Despite having not competed in a strongman event since 2004, Magnusson shocked the capability crowd with a time of a hundred and one.2 seconds (1m forty one.2s), while Kazmaier could only manage just over 18 seconds. Magnús competed in his first strongman contest in 1985, ending third in the Iceland’s Strongest Man competitors received by Jón Páll Sigmarsson.
Magnús Magnússon (strongman)
He got here to prominence as a BBC television journalist and was greatest often known as the presenter of the BBC television quiz programme Mastermind, which he hosted for 25 years. He is also recognized for his famous catchphrase “I’ve began so I’ll end”, which he said every time the time ran out whereas he was reading a question on Mastermind.
- He has also gained the Iceland’s strongest man competitors many occasions and the West coast Viking (Vestfjarðavíkingurinn) of Iceland 9 occasions.
- Magnusson made cameo appearances as himself, hosting Mastermind in Morecambe and Wise as well as the children’s collection Dizzy Heights and as Magnus Magnesium in The Goodies episode “Frankenfido”.
- He carried Jón Páll’s formulation of being athletic for the dynamic exams of power and having large static strength to outlift a few of the best Powerlifters.
- Their daughter Sally is a journalist, author and TV presenter, and youngest son Jon a TV producer, author and director.
- His catchphrase, which the present presenter John Humphrys has continued to use, was “I’ve started so I’ll finish”.
His catchphrase, which the present presenter John Humphrys has continued to use, was “I’ve started so I’ll end”. Magnusson made cameo appearances as himself, internet hosting Mastermind in Morecambe and Wise as well as the children’s sequence Dizzy Heights and as Magnus Magnesium in The Goodies episode “Frankenfido”. ; born Magnús Sigursteinsson; 12 October 1929 – 7 January 2007) was an Icelandic-born British-based journalist, translator, author, and television presenter. Born in Reykjavík, he lived in Scotland for nearly all his life, although he by no means took British citizenship.