Strongman Eddie Hall broke the world deadlift record, but it nearly cost him his life. On Saturday, Hall competed in the World Deadlift Championships in England and set out to shatter the old world record by lifting 500 kilograms, which comes out to 1102.31 pounds. After completing the lift and putting his name in the record books, the man known as "The Beast" immediately collapsed to the ground and a number of people rushed to his aid.
While a person holding the microphone can be seen giving a thumbs up gesture to the crowd, indicating that Eddie was fine, this wasn't necessarily the case. In fact, the 28-year-old claims he came close to dying from the lift. “That nearly killed me,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “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.”
Hall admits that he wouldn't want to do something like that ever again, and believes his new record will stand for "a very long time." However, The Beast refused to rule out the possibility of upping the ante if someone happens to break his record, saying, "I don't want to do it again but if it comes to the point where somebody breaks it, hell...I may just do."
Ultimately, Hall has set his sights on becoming The World's Strongest Man.
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