The world is still going through these frustrating and unique conditions with travels being super limited and sporting events are being forced to continue without any fans. Into this dark and at this point, just annoying times came World’s Ultimate Strongman. They have blessed us with Thor making history by deadlifting 501kg and many other record-setting feats of strength. Now they are back with the second season of strength feats and first up is Tom Stoltman with a mind-numbing 300kg Atlas Stone record attempt.
Tom is also the current reigning and defending Atlas Stone world record holder. The first time he took the record (273kg)from Brian Shaw was earlier this year at the Arnold Classic, and later at home(286kg) in the first season of World’s Ultimate Strongman feats of strength series. Now, exactly one month removed from taking a crack at a new record, he’s moving some serious weight.
As you can see in the Instagram post above, just a few days ago he equaled his world record lift without much struggle. In the caption belove the video he gives some insight into the lift. Firstly, this was his first time going this heavy at the Atlas Stones ever since he broke the world record a few months ago. Secondly, his next training goal is to do that weight for a double or even a triple! That’s right, in just a few week’s time he plans on doing multiple reps with a world record weight.
Tom is the real deal, 2018, 2019 Scotlands Strongest Man, 5th place at 2019 World’s Strongest Man, 4th place at 2019 Europe’s Strongest Man and 2nd place at 2020 Britain’s Strongest Man and a bunch of other top 5 placings at basically any event he competed at last year and this year…before sports were illegal. People should really keep an eye on Tom for the future because he’s 26 years old and is already giving some big names a run for their money. With Thor focusing on punching Eddie Hall in the face and Brian Shaw not quite being able to find his top 3 placing edge that gave him 4x WSM titles, Tom has a serious shot at having a top 3 placing at a big event in the near future.