A weightlifter was left with blood exploding from his nose before completing a near half-ton dead lift.
Russian strongman Mikhail Shivlyakov’s nose erupted as he attempted to lift an incredible 939 pounds during the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival this weekend.
The competition in Columbus, Ohio, shows off incredible feats of strength, with world-record breakers winning $5,000 and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Among other bizarre shows of power, one competitor attempted to throw a 55-pound ring weight over a 20-foot bar. Meanwhile, three participants tried to lift a 315-pound dumbbell over their heads.
But it was Shivlyakov who stole the show.
The 37-year-old Russian — wearing a beret, a tip to his time in the Navy as a Marine sailor — aimed to complete a deadlift of nearly half a ton.
However, the strain of it all became too much, as midway through the immense display of strength, Shivlyakov’s nose began to pour with blood.
With the blood cascading down his face, the brave Russian managed to soldier on and incredibly completed the lift. Shivlyakov trudged away triumphantly, mopping the blood from his face with a towel. However, the stunning lift did not win the event.
Hafthor Bjornsson, known by many as “The Mountain” on hit TV show “Game Of Thrones,” completed a world-record deadlift of 1,040 pounds.
On Friday, Bjornsson had already beaten last year’s Strongman Classic champion Brian Shaw to win the bag-over-bar competition.
The Icelandic behemoth, 29, launched a 103-pound bag over a 15-foot high bar. He also finished third in the stone shoulder event.