Strongman Eddie Hall isn’t nicknamed “The Beast” for nothing. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 400 pounds, the competitive lifter finally did what was thought impossible at the World Deadlift Championships in Leeds, England. He deadlifted over half a ton. Yes, you read that right—over half a ton.
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The 28-year old broke the Deadlift World Record in Leeds Arena, becoming the first person to lift 500 kg or 1,102 pounds.
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Hall crushed the previous record of 465 kg, and that was even his second lift. Hall’s three lifts were 420 kg, 465 kg and 500 kg. Watch all three of them in the video below. It looks like the first two weights were too easy for him.
Lifting that much weight puts huge pressure on the body. After Hall completed the 500 kg lift, he collapsed to the floor, passed out, and his nose started to bleed. “That nearly killed me. The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It’s not healthy doing something like that. But I’ve done it. I’m sure it will be in the history books for a very long time,” said Hall in an interview after his lift.
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