Strongman breaks record by deadlifting half a ton, calmly reveals that he almost died during it.

Strongman breaks record by deadlifting half a ton, calmly reveals that he almost died during it.
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Strongman Eddie Hall just lifted 1102 pounds off the ground, which is even more badass in kilograms: an even 500. Half a metric ton. This, you'll be relieved to hear, was a world record, which Hall achieved while competing in the World's Strongest Man competition. The Mountain from Game of Thrones went viral for lifting 200 pounds less (although he did once carry a 1400 lb log, but it wasn't on the ground). It's so hard, in fact, that Hall was rupturing blood vessels in his head while everyone else was cheering, and basically faints at the end of his lift—although he looks literally pumped during it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zlBITE0HiA

Whoah. His trainers surrounded him so no one freaked out, and the MC is visibly relieved when someone motions to him that Hall did not just have an aneurysm in a crowded auditorium. As Hall revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post afterwards, however, it wasn't that far off: "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."

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Hall hoped he would never have to do it again, having crushed the previous record by a healthy 70 pounds. But, "I don't want to do it again but if it comes to the point where somebody breaks it, hell...I may just do." Here he is wowing Arnold with a mere 465kg:

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Someone get this man an ice pack and a high-five. A gentle high-five.

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