It’s not just the incredible venues or sold out crowds that make the World Deadlift Championships so exciting. It’s the feeling that history is being made before your very eyes as the strongest men in the world come together with a single goal in mind; to smash records. It’s this unique environment that drove Benni on to beating Eddie Hall to the the record in 2014 just as it did a year later when Eddie took it back. This year the atmosphere will be even more intense with what is quite possibly the strongest line up to date including; Big Z, Brian Shaw, Benni Magnusson, Hafthor Bjornsson, Terry Hollands and Eddie Hall to name but a few.
Even with every space filled with all star athletes, there is still a few people who ask the question, what if there’s someone stronger out there? Is it possible that somewhere out there is an undiscovered phenomenon, lurking in his garage lifting hidden from prying eyes. In fact it’s this very same question that led to the creation of officialstrongman.com. Since we started the site we have uncovered some incredible lifters from all over the globe, including eighteen 400kg plus deadlifters and countless exceptional lifts from the weight categories.