Setting a new world record, Eddie Hall becomes the first man ever to deadlift 500kg (1102.3lbs).
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Stronger!
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Someday I too hope to lift something so heavy that chalk shoots out of my socks.
The 28-year-old Newcastle-under-Lyme born strongman became the first man to lift half a tonne – equating to 1,102lbs or 80st – at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, but he immediately collapsed afterwards and revealed that he had burst blood vessels in his head.
"That nearly killed me,” Hall said in a video chat for the Yorkshire Evening Post afterwards. “The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It's not healthy doing something like that."
Now I know why my doctors don't want me to lift weights any more :/
So your head doesn't splode!