Hybrid athlete Fergus Crawley made a name for himself with his insane feats of strength and endurance, pushing beyond the boundaries of typical capabilities. Not only can he lift heavy weights, but he also combines them with challenging cardio workouts. In a recent post made on Instagram, Crawley smashed a huge 500-pound deadlift and ran 5 kilometers in less than 20 minutes.
Most fitness enthusiasts find inspiration from their favorite athletes and eventually decide to pursue an area of their interest whether it be strength, cardio, endurance, or bodybuilding. Former US Navy Seal David Goggins carved out his own space in the fitness community with his ironclad mind and crazy achievements in long-distance running. His friend Cameron Hanes is another popular figure known for his intense training methods, long-distance running, and bowhunting activities.
Scottish athlete Fergus Crawley falls under a similar category of high-performing individuals. He started out as a powerlifter with impressive wins on the regional circuit, including at the 2015 World Championships and 2016 European Championships. He decided to move on from professional competition and became a hybrid athlete to test his limits. He stands as one of only two men to have performed 500-lb squats and completed a sub-5-minute-mile on the same day.
In July 2020, Crawley challenged himself to the brutal task of running a mile in under five minutes, squatting 501 pounds, and running a marathon in a single day. He started off with the squat and later recorded a 43.9km (27.28 miles) run in five hours.
Crawley took on the insane 1200Twelve Challenge, where he lifted over 1,200 pounds combined on all three powerlifting lifts and completed The Outlaw Ironman Triathlon in under 12 hours in July 2021.
Hybrid Athlete Fergus Crawley Smashes 500-lb Deadlift & 5Km Run in Under 20 Mins
In a recent Instagram post, Fergus Crawley crushed a 500-pound deadlift and ran five kilometers in under 20 minutes.
“500lbs Deadlift + 5km: under 20 mins,” he wrote. “For those that’ll ask: I’m 181cm tall, and weigh 93.5kg.”
Fans shared their reactions to his unreal feat in the comments.
“You should do a thousand pound deadlift and run a sub 3hr marathon next,” commented a user.
“This is wildly impressive! People who haven’t lifted that much or ran that pace have no idea how hard this is! Great work!” wrote another.
“Damn, that’s impressive.”
“Jheeze. Inspo right there”
“THE HYBRID 🐐”
“What a fucking animal”
“Gotta step my game up.”
With fitness a number one priority for many right now, running has become a go-to activity. However, some social media personalities bite off more than they can chew. This was the case for YouTuber Tom Morley who attempted to run a 5K for 30 days straight. Unfortunately, on day 22, he broke his leg and had to suspend the challenge. He reported losing nine pounds as a result of the change in lifestyle.
Fergus Crawley added another tremendous achievement to his already stacked record book. His latest offering will inspire many fans to work out and improve their fitness game.