- British strongman Eddie Hall successfully deadlifted 500-kilogram
- Nicknamed “The Beast”, Hall became the first man in history to achieve the incredible feat
- He admitted later that the success nearly killed him
British strongman Eddie Hall successfully broke his own record by deadlifting 500 kilograms (1,102 lbs.) before a jam-packed Leeds Arena as the crowd goes wild on Sunday, July 10.
He later admitted, however, that the incredible feat nearly cost him his life.
The 28-year-old Hall nicknamed “The Beast” from Stoke-on-Trent became the first person in the world to deadlift 500-kg and managed to break his own record of 465-kg which was matched by at least two other rivals.
During the weekend, Hall stunned the crowd at the World Deadlift Championships by his attempt to surpass his record – which he did – but the attempt nearly killed him.
Hall said blood vessels in his head burst and he had nosebleed following the success. In thevideo below, he can be seen slumping to his knees, passing out briefly, after the lift.
“That nearly killed me. The pressure on my body was surreal,” Hall told the Yorkshire Post.
“I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It’s not healthy doing something like that,” he further revealed in a post-championship interview.
Nevertheless, Hall, who dreamed to become the “World’s Strongest Man”, said he is happy that he had done it, and proud that his achievement will be in the history books for a long time before it can be broken by someone else. (Click here to read more)