Strongman Tom Stoltman is set to attempt a new Atlas Stone world record on Saturday, May 23rd in Scotland as part of World’s Ultimate Strongman’s (WUS) “Feats of Strength” series. The lift in question — an unthinkably heavy 286kg/630lb. For it to count, it must be lifted over a 4-foot (1.22 meter) bar.
The attempt will be streamed live on CoreSports.world at 12pm EST/6pm CET.
Stoltman currently holds the world record Atlas Stone lift — a titanic 273kg/602lb — which he set just this past March at the Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC) during the “Rogue Record Breaker” contests (where they refer to it as the “Manhood Stone”). If you missed that lift or want to watch it again — because it’s epic and Stoltman makes it look simple — check it out below via Rogue Fitness’ Instagram page:
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The broadcaster in the video said it best:
“That was astounding!”
Prior to Stoltman’s record setting lift at the ASC, the Atlas Stone world record was a 254kg/560lb lift successfully performed by 4-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Brian Shaw at the 2017 ASC “Rogue Record Breakers” event. That means Shaw’s record held for a full two years until Stoltman shattered it by 19kg/42lb.
However, Stoltman did unofficially break it in that time when he hoisted a 255kg/562lb Atlas Stone.
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Stoltman has had a very good 2020 thus far from a competitive standpoint. In addition to setting the Atlas Stone world record, he also finished in second place in Britain’s Strongest Man.
If Stoltman is able to set another world record this weekend, it might give him the momentum needed to improve upon his 5th place finish at last year’s WSM and stand on the podium come November.
Who is Tom Stoltman?
Tom Stoltman is an accomplished strongman from Scotland. He holds the current Atlas Stone world record of 273kg/602lb.
When is Tom Stoltman's Atlas Stone world record attempt?
Tom Stoltman will attempt a new Atlas Stone world record on Saturday, May 23rd in Scotland as part of World’s Ultimate Strongman’s (WUS) “Feats of Strength” series.
It will be streamed via CoreSports.world at 12pm EST/6pm CET.
Feature image from Tom Stoltman’s Instagram page: @tomstoltmanofficial