Fukuoka's Kushida Shrine displays stones dedicated by some of the strongest sumo wrestlers in history.
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Known across the strength world, this pair of legendary ringed stones is known for their immense challenges.
The legendary Icelandic stone used as a gate to a sheep pen.
On the black beaches surrounding Dritvík there lies a ship wreck and four stones reminding us of the area's past as a fishing station.
An oval shaped granite stone that once sat outside of a cottage next to the River Dee in Scotland. Arguably one of the most famous lifting stones.
The famous concrete balls lifted by Strongmen have a history rooted in Scottish stone lifting.
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