The heaviest weight lifted by neck is 453.59 kg (1,000 lb) and was achieved by Eric Todd (USA) in Turney, Missouri, USA, on 19 October 2013.
A year prior to his attempt, Eric competed in an event officiated by the then holder of this record title, Frank Ciavattone. Frank encouraged Eric to apply to break the official Guinness World Records title. Eric was able to better Franks' record, which had stood for almost eight years.
Comments below may relate to previous holders of this record.