Fans were unsure what to believe when Phil Heath said he was not retired, even though he was not competing. Now it seems like he is finally making that long awaited return, at the 2020 Mr. Olympia.
After dropping his Olympia title to Shawn Rhoden, Heath decided to step away from the sport. It was a break that he enjoyed, and that was well-deserved. However fans were constantly wanting to know if he would compete again, which he said time after time was going to happen.
It would seem that this time has finally come. According to a post to his Instagram, Phil Heath will finally be taking to the stage again. He will be doing so, at the upcoming 2020 Mr. Olympia, this December in Las Vegas.
“It’s time to handle some #UnfinishedBusiness. See you at @MrOlympiaLLC this December.”
Obviously this comeback has been two years in the making, and was already being flirted with days earlier. Fans never wanted to see him take 2019 off, and were even hopeful that he might change his mind when it was revealed that Rhoden was not competing. Nevertheless, he stayed steadfast in his decision, choosing to stay on the sidelines.
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BREAKING NEWS: 7-time Mr. Olympia PHIL HEATH has announced his return to the Olympia stage this December, continuing his pursuit of the all-time record. One of the greatest lineups in history will highlight the 2020 Olympia Weekend as a new era begins at the Planet Hollywood Resort…on the Vegas Strip! — Tickets & VIP Packages on sale now at MrOlympia.com #Olympia2020
However now Heath is officially deciding to return to action. If successful in winning this year’s Mr. Olympia, he will have secured his eighth win at the event, which leaves him tied with Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman for the most wins at the show, ever. That would undoubtedly be a massive achievement, and a nice footnote to an already legendary legacy.
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Now this right here is a #ThrowbackThursday from wayyyy wayyy back. I’m here with two amazing Men @ronniecoleman8 and @lee_haney_official who both collectively provide me inspiration to an Nth degree. The word legacy comes to mind but also legendary as these guys both have exhibited these traits so well that it is embedded into their DNA. The DNA I speak of doesn’t just revolve around how they/we look but most importantly the mental fortitude to find resolve especially when times are tough. This is something I feel strongly about with my life journey also which is why I pay homage to these champions so openly. It’s great to show respect to those who have paved a positive path for you and I pray that I have done that for others. I hope that through my journey that others can explore themselves thoroughly during the ups and downs, reminding themselves that with each level of life, comes with even greater challenges and responsibilities but with harnessing the mind, body and spirit you can achieve even miracles. To those who decide to create a legacy, I applaud you because it definitely isn’t easy and it definitely doesn’t come without pain, failure, sacrifices, the misunderstanding from others and of course soul searching daily. I encourage you all to “level up” go for yours, pushing through every barrier possible to become that version of self you’ve always dreamed of. Have an amazing day because the future is bright for those who see past the darkness. 😉 #PhilHeath #ronniecoleman #leehaney #Legacy #Honor #Respect #Champions #Mindset #tbt
This is obviously gigantic news for fans of Phil Heath. There was already a ton of hype behind this year’s Olympia, even if it will be taking place in a limited capacity. Regardless, the addition of this legend will make the show all the more exciting and intriguing, and could potentially be history in the making.
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