World record attempt at ‘World’s Ultimate Deadlift’ taking place tonight in Dubai

The free event at Burj Plaza will see World’s Ultimate Strongman athletes take on the challenge

World record attempt at ‘World’s Ultimate Deadlift’ taking place tonight in Dubai

To kick off Dubai’s huge World’s Ultimate Strongman this weekend, some of the world's strongest athletes will try to deadlift the heaviest weight in the world.

Taking place at Burj Plaza in Downtown Dubai from 6pm until 9pm, as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, the free event will see the strongmen from around the world, including The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), battle it out to break the world record.

The record, which is currently held by the famous British Strongman Eddie Halls, stands at a whopping 500kg.

The adrenaline-fuelled event will also have a DJ spinning the decks to get the athletes (and yourselves) pumped for the feat of strength.

There will also be a food trucks dotted around the event featuring international grub.

The aims to put Dubai on the map as the home of world record-breaking sports, all to add to its list of other record-breaking titles – there are quite a few of them (click here for the lowdown).

The ultimate deadlift will kick off the World’s Ultimate Strongman event taking place on Friday October 25 at Meydan Racecourse in Nad Al Sheba, which will see The Mountain defend his crown after winning last year.

It isn’t just about the athletes, as the event includes a sports zone, petting zoo and face painting for the kids, as well as an inflatable obstacle course, and an intriguingly-named ‘adrenaline zone’.

You can get your tickets from Dhs195 by heading to www.800tickets.com right now.

For other things to do this weekend in Dubai, click here.
Free. Thu Oct 24, 6pm-9pm. Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai, www.worldsultimatestrongman.com.

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