World’s Strongest Man
1st – 2017 World’s Strongest Man
Europe’s Strongest Man
2nd – 2017
2nd – 2013 Hungary
3rd – 2014 Hungary
Britain’s Strongest Man
1st – Britain’s Strongest Man 2014
1st – Britain’s Strongest Man 2015
1st – Britain’s Strongest Man 2016
1st – Britain’s Strongest Man 2017
1st – Britain’s Strongest Man 2018
UK’s Strongest Man
1st – UK’s Strongest Man 2011
1st- UK’s Strongest Man 2012
1st – UK’s Strongest Man 2013
1st – UK’s Strongest Man 2014
1st – UK’s Strongest Man 2015
1st – UK’s Strongest Man 2016
England’s Strongest Man
1st – England’s Strongest Man 2010 (Elite)
1st – England’s Strongest Man 2011 (UKSC)
Worlds Strongest Man 2017
I am the World’s Strongest Man. The number one. I can lift cars, pull planes, throw beer barrels. I am the only person ever to deadlift half a tonne. That’s right – 500kg!
I have dedicated my life to reach the pinnacle. I’ve lifted weights so heavy that I’ve woken up in pools of blood. My eyes have almost burst from my head. It sounds like madness, but it’s not. It’s a man seeking to be the very best he can be.
Muhammad Ali talked about dark waters and being willing to drown to be the best, and that’s what every champion has to do. I’m no different. That willingness to battle, and then battle some more, is what separates me from the rest.
Today, I sit on top of the world. But the journey there has been a long one. Starting out as a championship swimmer, I spent years as a truck mechanic, all the time formulating my dream in my head. I wanted to achieve, to test myself, to take myself to the ultimate, and beyond, in my chosen endeavour.
The result has been an incredible journey, one that has taken me across the globe, and allowed me to meet some amazing people. I’ve broken world records in front of Arnold Schwarzenegger and become a familiar face to millions of others. I have gone from being a truck mechanic to a superstar – and, as a showman, I love it! I love being on that stage, being Eddie Hall, the strongman. But I also love slipping back into normality and spending time with my beautiful family.
People now talk of me as an inspiration, and I hope my story will help others see what can be achieved through dedication and hard work.
In the meantime, I’ll keep working – and lifting. I am the World’s Strongest Man and it’ll be a big man who takes that off me! Forget pulling trucks, it’s me who’s the juggernaut!
Strongman: My Story
Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall is the first Brit in 24 years to win the World’s Strongest Man competition, beating The Mountain from Game of Thrones.
Everything about Eddie is huge. Standing at 6’3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. He eats a raw steak during weight sessions. His right eyeball once burst out of its socket under the strain. He put it back in.
In his remarkable autobiography, Eddie takes you inside the world of the professional strongman – the nutrition, the training and competitions themselves. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.