Strongman Tom Stoltman Lifts World Record 286kg/630lb Atlas Stone Over Bar

The Scottish strongman out lifts his old record by 13 kilograms.

On Saturday, May 23rd, Scottish strongman Tom Stoltman lifted a world record 286kg/630lb Atlas Stone over a bar on a live stream to set the heaviest mark ever recorded in that lift. The event was one in a series of much-hyped strongman world record attempts streaming on, which included last week’s log press world record attempt by his brother Luke. (Luke was ultimately unsuccessful with the 230-kilogram log after several outstanding cleans.)

Earlier this year, Tom Stoltman lifted 273 kilograms at the Arnold Classic Rogue Record Breakers event. Saturday’s lift marks the second time that Stoltman has set a new Atlas Stone rercord this year, and it seems he’s not done yet. 

Strongman legend Zydrunas Savickas was standing by as a virtual judge for the attempt, which Stoltman completed in front of a custom streaming backdrop at his gym. In various competitions, the lift is sometimes referred to as “stone over bar,” “manhood stone,” or “castle stone.”

In a post-lift interview, Stoltman announced his intention to attempt a 300 kilogram stone lift in just 12 weeks’ time. Commentators immediately expressed their enthusiasm for the attempt, as Stoltman’s 286-kilogram record didn’t appear to push him to his limits. 

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