A review of February 2019's Strength in Depth
Sanctional number 5
Location - London
Date 23rd -24th February
A well organised event with an impressive rooster of athletes in attendance. The men's field became a lot more interesting with the early drop outs of Willy George and Alec Smith, leaving the qualifying spot for the taking. It's rare to see pros drop out so quickly.
Early on in the weekend it seemed that Drew Wayman would win himself a ticket to Madison. He was edged out on the final day by Bronislaw Olenkowicz a little know Polish athlete - definitely one to watch for the future.
Roman Khrennikov who burst onto the scene in 2018 by winning his regional missed the podium by one place, finishing fourth. Gaining first place finishes in event one (19.1) and six it seems that the sanctional format might present a challenge to the Russian.
All eyes were on Sara Sigmundsóttir, coming in to sanctional event number 3 without yet earning a spot to Madison. She came through with a solid performance not coming below second place in any of the events and coming in sixth worldwide in 19.1.
Hayley Adams, the world's fittest teen, made her first solo appearance since competing at Wodapalooza on the team side of things, placing seventh overall. She will be a force to be reckoned with in the future and has certainly made that clear this weekend.
On the team side of things Central Beast punched the ticket to Madison. Taking first in every event aside form event 5, the team run.
Inside elite fitness had this to say about the event