You may not have known this, but professional strongman Eddie Hall has been the owner of the 100 meter SkiErg world record for 30-39 age group for the past few months. Although that record has since been broken as of late last week when Hall beat his previous record of 13.7 seconds by an incredible .6 seconds.
Hall’s latest record now stands at 13.1 seconds and is an impressive improvement from his previous attempt. The record breaking attempt was recorded by Bobby Maximus and posted on his Instagram page.
In Maximus’ video’s description he writes, “Holy sh*t. Just watched @eddiehallwsm pull a World Record 100m SkiErg. Did it in 13.1. Actually saw a 1:01/500m speed on the screen. His previous best was 13.7 but with some tips from Bobby Maximus he absolutely destroyed that. All hail the “King Of The SkiErg” and the World’s Strongest Man. #everydamnday.”
This record is crazy impressive, and shows how dynamic Hall’s athleticism is. He’s known by many strength athletes for his static strength, but actually has his athletic roots as a national champion swimmer, so the lung and work capacity needed for something like the SkiErg is probably engraved in Hall’s athletic background.
Hall isn’t the only one in the family with a SkiErg world record. James Hall, Eddie’s brother, set a 1,000 meter SkiErg world record for the 30-39 age group back in November 2017. We’re guessing his world record could have played a role in Hall’s inspiration to claim a SkiErg record of his own.
In November, 31 year old James Hall broke the 1,000 meter SkiErg record with a solid performance of 2 minutes and 49.7 seconds. Viewer be warned, get ready to feel some third party fatigue from the video below, we got gassed just watching this!
On the topic of strongman, the World’s Strongest Man is currently taking place this weekend and Hall won’t be competing, but he’ll be in attendance doing color commentary for the competition.
Feature image from @bobbymaximus Instagram page.