Strongman breaks record and lifts 500kg -- but nearly dies doing so

13 July 2016 / 3 months 2 weeks ago

British strongman Eddie Hall left viewers and fellow competitors in awe as he smashed a world record at Europe’s Strongest Man – but the successful attempt came at a cost.

28-year-old Hall became the first man to successfully deadlift 500kg – that’s half a ton – but passed out and was left bloodied by nose bleeds, reports UniLad.

The man himself confirmed that blood vessels were exploding in his head, leaving him uncertain as to whether he’d attempt the amazing lift again in future.

The Beast’s challenge for Europe’s Strongest Man understandably came to an end due to the effort required for the lift, but he now has his sights set on the world title.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – AKA The Mountain in HBO’s Game of Thrones – was also in competition in Leeds, but failed to defend his crown for a third time with Laurence Shahlaei of Swindon taking the title.

33-year-old Shahlaei broke a record of his own en route to victory, completing the 20 metre car carry course in just 11.05 seconds.


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