Canada’s Stirling Hart Wins One of the World’s Toughest Logger Sports Competitions

May 27, 2018 10:18 am Last Updated: May 27, 2018 10:18 am

Canadian Stirling Hart won what is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most grueling logger sports competitions.

Hart cut and chopped his way to victory on Saturday, May 26, at the 2018 Timbersports Champions Trophy in Marseille.

Hart’s time of 1 minute 3.40 seconds was enough to beat New Zealand’s Jason Wynyard into second place, with Australia’s Mitch Argent taking third.

“Last year I was so close to winning the Champions Trophy—that was going through my head the whole time,” said Hart, according to PRNewswire. “I am thrilled to have won. My focus is already on the next international competition. I will take a few days off to enjoy my win and then start preparing for the World Championship.”

The event is an international extreme sports competition series with roots in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

The competition includes classic axe disciplines, as well chainsaw-based ones. Athletes compete against each other and the clock.