BREAKING: Eddie Hall Wins Four-Peat at Britain’s Strongest Man

The Giants Live Britain’s Strongest Man event just wrapped up in Doncaster, England. This event is known for bringing out out some of the strongest athletes in the sport, which includes Englishman Eddie Hall.

Unfortunately we couldn’t be there to cover the action, but thanks to Instagram and athletes who are friends with BarBend in attendance, we found some great clips and got insights from those who were there. This year Hall was aiming for his four-peat and dominated the competition with another first place finish. Second place was held by Laurence Shahlaei, while Graham Hicks came in third.

Hall had a total of 69 points, which earned him the first place position over second who had 54.5 points. Hall took second in three events including the shield carry, yoke, and stones, earning him 11 points for each second place finish.

He finished first in the other three events (12 points each), including the front hold, safe press, and to no surprise the 350kg deadlift. The video below highlights Hall going head-to-head with Laurence Shahlaei (hit 5-reps) and dominating the deadlift event with a nine rep finish.

Those nine reps looked easy for Hall and honestly I think he had more in the tank. It will be interesting to see what numbers Hall puts up as 2017 goes on.

Another first place event that Hall honed in on was the safe press where he nailed 12 reps. The video below shows Hall dominating the safe press with his 12 rep finish; he makes these presses look easy and performs them with great speed.

Another event Hall excelled at, but finished second in was the shield carry. Hall came in as a close runner-up to first place with a 52.82 meter distance. First place was held by Mark Steele who hit the full 60 meter distance, so Hall was less than 10 meters from a fourth first place event.

Hall crushed Britain’s Strongest Man for the fourth year in a row. This is exciting news as Hall continues to strive for this year’s World’s Strongest Man title.

Every year since Hall has finished first in Britain’s Strongest Man, his rank has continued to increase in the World’s Strongest Man. Could this event be a first good sign and suggestion of what to expect for Hall’s 2017 competition year?

Feature image from @conor_c_92 Instagram page. 

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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.