Body-building One of three power lifting exercises—along with the squat and bench press—in which one lifts a loaded barbell off the ground from a stabilized, bent-over position World record, two handed deadlift 498.9 kg (1100 lbs), Benedikt Magnússon World record, one handed deadlift 333.2 kg (734.5 lbs), Hermann Goerner
"I was so nervous competing against girls from all over the world but won and set new world records for two lifts, squat and deadlift and a new record for highest total - squat 180kg, bench 72.5kg, and a dead lift of 200kg."
After all, there's action to watch, including the intriguingly named Ferrari dead lift. British hopes are resting on the impressively broad shoulders of Jack McIntosh from Lancashire and Chris Gearing, a shot-putter-turned-strongman from Kent.
Johnston had to compete in five events on Sunday afternoon - a 36-ton truck pull, a 140 kilogram log lift, a van dead lift with a two-and-a-half ton vehicle, the equivalent of lifting 360kg, a "farmer's walk" in which he had to flip a 350kg tyre eight times, and the strength stones, lifting stones from 140kg to 200kg on to platforms ascending in height.