Eddie Hall becomes first strongman to deadlift 500kg
LONDON (92 News) – Eddie Hall became the first person in the world to ever deadlift 500kg – but then passed out when blood vessels in his head burst.
The strongman from Stoke-on-Trent, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, achieved the incredible feat at the Leeds Arena at the weekend – but admitted it nearly killed him.
Hall had lifted 465kg, which was matched by two other competitors, prompting him to literally raise the bar again.
In front of a raucous crowd, Hall was videoed taking deep breaths in the lead up to the monumental challenge.
But he wastes no time, and soon has the crowd on their feet whooping with delight as he sets the world record by lifting over half a metric ton.
Worryingly he then sank to his knees after the lift, and members of competition staff and his team rushed to his aid.
Hall burst blood vessels in his head following the success, and suffered nosebleeds, but was thankfully soon back on his feet.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, the 28-year-old said: ‘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.