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  • Who: Frank Ciavattone

  • What: Heaviest weight lifted by neck

  • Where: United States

Frank Ciavattone (USA) lifted a weight of 366.50 kg (808 lb) supported by the neck at the New England Weightlifting Club in Walpole, Massachusetts, USA, on 15 November 2005.

At the time of the attempt Frank's body weighed 265 lb (58 lb more than his usual weight). he attempt has been witnessed by three world class referees. 26 years ago Frank was given three months to live after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He is being regarded as an inspiration by other people battling against the disease and his feats give them energy and strength to never loose hope.


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