By Neola Wilby
It’s official! The World Deadlift Championships 2020 will take place on 12th September as part of the newly titled World Open at Manchester Arena.
Giants Live Director, Darren Sadler, confirmed:
“In 2019, it was the first time the World Deadlift Championships was held for max weight since Eddie’s 500 kilo deadlift. We saw some big weights shifted this year. With even more guys now looking closer than ever to beating Eddie’s record, it’s going to be an interesting year ahead for the sport of strongman.”
The World Deadlift Championships 2020 will be held as Event 1 of 5 inspirational and jaw dropping strongman challenges at the Giants Live World Open event in Manchester, with a cash prize bonus for anyone who can beat Eddie Hall’s 500kg deadlift.
In previous years, the Manchester show has been the Tour Finale for the World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour, but with a new tour date added in Glasgow for 2020, the Manchester date will become the hotly anticipated World Open in 2020.
It will feature the World’s biggest and best international strongmen, with the greatest deadlifters on the planet invited to join as special guests for Event 1 - the battle for the 501kg deadlift!
*Tickets for the 2020 World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour are on sale now, with VIP options available that come with goody bags and athlete meet and greets!*
Darren Sadler confirmed that invites have not yet been sent out for the World Deadlift Championships 2020, but with so many promising lifters around the world from many disciplines outside of strongman, including powerlifting, the Giants Live Director and referee encouraged any big lifters around the world to show us what they can do.
“If you can deadlift over 450kg and think you deserve a place at the World Deadlift Championships 2020 – show us!"
Think you’ve got what it takes to deadlift on the world stage alongside the strongest men on the planet? Giants Live are offering a cash prize to anyone who can beat the Beast’s 500kg deadlift! The best way for athletes to get involved is to register at officialstrongman.com where lifts can be filmed and submitted as part of the Official Strongman qualification system.
There is only ONE World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour – and this is it! This is live strength sport at its absolute BIGGEST and BEST! Accept NO imitations. Join us on the 2020 Tour!