Brian Shaw has just successfully deadlifted 985lb / 448kg whilst training for the 2013 Worlds Strongest Man (WSM) competition. Brian was focusing on single rep deadlifts during the WMS workout and after warming up he started his first single at 725lb / 330kg. Admittedly I was surprised he managed 985lb given his height (6ft 8) and the speed he got from his earlier lifts in the clip. Brian Shaw is edging ever so close to the overall world record raw deadlift of 1015lbs / 461kg currently held by Benedikt Magnusson. It certainly looks like he has potential to take the world record deadlift, but in order to qualify he would need to lose the straps and ensure he doesn’t hitch at the top of the lift (easier said than done.)

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