In season one of World’s Ultimate Strongman “Feats of Strength” series, Scottish strongman Tom Stoltman set a staggering new Atlas Stone world record of 286 kilograms (630 pounds) to best the previous record he set by 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds). For season two, the 26-year-old Stoltman is back with his sights set on a new world record of 304 kilograms (670 pounds). If successful, he will be the first to lift an Atlas Stone that weighs more than 300 kilograms.
Joining Stoltman will be the three-time World’s Strongest Woman (WSW) Donna Moore of the United Kingdom. As the current women’s Atlas Stone world record holder, she too will be attempting to advance her place in the record books on Sunday, September 27th.
Both lifts will be live-streamed at 12:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. GMT on CoreSports.world and Rogue Fitness’ YouTube channel, as well as broadcast on ESPN.
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Stoltman has already set two Atlas Stone world records in 2020. His first was on March 6th, when Stoltman lifted the 273-kilogram (602-pound) Manhood Stone over a 48-inch bar at the Rogue Record Breakers event held at the Arnold Strongman Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Then, just a couple of months later, on May 23rd, Stoltman lifted a 286 kilogram stone on the “Feats of Strength” series.
Before Stoltman propelled the Atlas Stone world record past the 600-pound barrier, the record was 254 kilograms (560 pounds) set by four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw in 2017.
In 2016, Moore hoisted a world record 148.9-kilogram (or 328-pound) Atlas Stone to 44-inches twice to set a new women’s world record. She then advanced the record to 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds) at Denmark’s Strongest Man that same year. If you have not seen that lift yet, check it out below courtesy of SVAHLN’s YouTube channel.
Note: The fifth stone Moore lifts is the 150-kilogram stone.
Four years since her last record, Moore will attempt to lift 170 kilograms (374.8 pounds). To prepare for this 20-kilogram increase, Moore has been training heavily with Atlas Stones to correct some mechanical issues that her coaches have noticed — mainly that her hips shift slightly to the left while loading. You can learn more about Moore’s training below from Official Strongman COM’s YouTube channel:
So 304 kilograms (670 pounds) for the “King of the Stones” and 170 kilograms (374.8 pounds) for the three-time WSW champion. If any man and woman have the, ahem, stones to further push the limits of what’s possible in the sport of Strongman, it’s Stoltman and Moore. Though, only time will tell. We’ll see on Sunday if they can each set new Atlas Stone world records yet again.
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