Hafthor Bjornsson is attempting his world record deadlift this weekend! This is how to watch all the action live, from your TV or online.
Bjornsson has been making quite a buzz in the sports world, for his attempt to hit a 501kg deadlift. It is something he has been working towards for a while, but it has been met with some pushback from the strongman community. Many of Thor’s contemporaries have spoken out against the lift, saying that it does not count if it is not in competition.
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501kg is coming!! I’m super excited for this opportunity! Unfortunately due to the circumstances regarding Covid19 and the world wide actions being taken to prevent the spread, I will have to attempt this in Iceland and alone besides a small team of under 20 people. I’m excited to announce that in partnership with @worldsultimatestrongman we will be doing this live for you guys at home!! Check out the link in my bio if you want to tune in on May 2nd! 💪💪💪 . Edit: This will be recognised as a world record as there will be an official/judge there to make the call, and the event will be held to the same high standard that competitions are. I will be making the attempt with a suit, figure 8 straps and a deadlift bar.
Despite these criticisms, Hafthor Bjornsson will be attempting the 501kg deadlift, (if not heavier), this Saturday. However, he has done what he can to legitimize the process, bringing in an official to regulate the attempt. In addition to that, it was revealed the entire thing would be streamed live on ESPN, for the world to see.
How to Live Stream Hafthor Bjornsson 501kg Deadlift
Hafthor Bjornsson will have his world record attempt streamed on ESPN8: The Ocho, the channel that used to be ESPN 2. The airing will commence on May 2nd, starting at 12pm EST (5pm GMT). This is in accordance with the broadcast partnership ESPN has with the World’s Ultimate Strongman, where Bjornsson was originally going to attempt the lift.
Watch Hafthor Bjornsson 501kg LIVE (LIVE NOW)
If you do not have The Ocho, then fear not! Not only will the action be played there, but you can watch Thor live on CoreSports.world at the same time. This is so that people from around the world can watch it at the same time.
Regardless of your feelings on the legitimacy of the world record, Hafthor Bjornsson is attempting, it is going to be exciting to see. It will officially count as a record if he can pull it off, and he will officially etch his name into the history books.
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