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Eddie Hall And The Inside Story Of His World Record 500kg Deadlift That Put His Life In Danger

Eddie Hall And The Inside Story Of His World Record 500kg Deadlift That Put His Life In Danger

Eddie Hall put his life in danger to set a stunning new world record 500kg deadlift.

The world's strongest man passed out straight after achieving the incredible feat in 2016 in front of a packed crowd at First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Hall had twice broke the world record in 2014 and 2015 - lifting 463kg on the second occasion - to set the stage for his amazing attempt at the Leeds Giants Live Championships.

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The 31-year-old had just lifted 465kg along with Jerri Peat and Benni Magnusson, meaning more weight needed to be added to the bar.

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Hall stepped up, took a deep breath, and became the first man to break the 500kg mark before collapsing on top of the bar.

After a few moments to find his feet and regain his composure, an emotional Hall said: "You wouldn't believe how many hours and all the family time that I sacrificed."

Peat and Magnusson both tried but failed to match Hall's 500kg mark, and the man from Newcastle-under-Lyme went down in the record books.

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Watch the video above for the inside story of Hall's phenomenal feat.

Topics: Eddie Hall, Video

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