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Strongman Smashes Deadlifting World Record, Immediately Passes Out

"That nearly killed me."

There’s no gain without pain.

Just ask Eddie Hall, who on Saturday set a new world record by deadlifting 1,102 pounds ― and then promptly passed out.

Viral video shows the 28-year-old British strongman, nicknamed “The Beast,” hauling the astonishing weight off the floor at the World Deadlift Championships in Leeds, northern England.

But after dropping the half-ton bar and weights back down to the ground, he immediately falls to his knees and loses consciousness.

”That nearly killed me,” he told The Stoke Sentinel after coming around. “The pressure on my body was surreal, absolutely surreal, and I passed out and had nose bleeds.”

“It’s definitely not healthy, but I’ve done it, and I think it will be in the history books for a long, long time,” added the father of two, who weighs 400 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches tall.

Hall smashed his own deadlifting world record of 1,026 pounds, which he set in front of Arnold Schwarzenegger in March, twice on Saturday night.

See his effort in front of Arnie here:

Hall, who set the new deadlifting standard in the strongman competition category, now has his sights on the prestigious World’s Strongest Man title.

“To be the strongest man on the planet is something everyone would want to be,” he said.

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