Heaviest deadlift in 24 hours
Nick Riding
580,220 kilogram(s)
United Kingdom (Reading)
Age Restriction: Applications for this record title will only be accepted if the applicant is 16 years of age or over.

The heaviest deadlift in 24 hours is 580,220 kg (1,279,166 lb), achieved by Nick Riding (UK), in Reading, Berkshire, UK, on 23-24 September 2022.

Nick's friend set up a charity called the 'Charlie Watkins Foundation' after his twin brother sadly committed suicide in 2017. I would like to attempt to break this record to raise fund for that charity who do amazing work to help those struggling with their mental health. I have always been an athlete, having competed in rugby union, achieved a black belt in Japanese Ju-jitsu, and trained full-time on the GB Start rowing programme in Leeds. Since I stepped down as an athlete, I have felt slightly lost with training. However, the idea of breaking a world record excites me just like training as a full-time athlete did. I am already 7 weeks into training and it is progressing nicely. I am very much looking forward to the challenge and hope that it helps raise some awareness and funds for those struggling with mental health.