Early life and beginnings
Hall was born on 15 January 1988 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. As a teenager, he was a successful competitive swimmer. Hall attended Clayton Hall Academy, but was expelled at the age of 15. Soon afterwards, he received in-home tutoring. In 2008, he began working as a mechanic in the garage at the Robert Wiseman Dairies site in Market Drayton, Shropshire. He trained and competed as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit, having done a strongman competition at the Iceman gym in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. In 2010, Dave Meer of Tamworth, Staffordshire had to drop out of the England championships organised by Elite Strongman because of injury. He arranged for Hall to take his place and led to Hall making it into the 2010 finals, which he won on his first attempt by half a point. Eddie is married to Alexandra Hall with whom he has a son Max (b 2012). Eddie also has a daughter Layla (b 2008) from his previous relationship. Eddie was diagnosed with depression at 13.
Hall finished first at the UK's Strongest Man 2011 competition in Belfast, with Ken Nowicki in 2nd and Rich Smith in 3rd. His win was helped by setting a new national record in the "Viking Hold", hanging on to 20 kg (44lbs) axes in each hand at full stretch for one minute and 18 seconds. Hall tore tendons in an arm during the competition, but was hopeful of a spot at the World's Strongest Man in September. However, his improved ranking could only guarantee a spot for 2012, and he did not compete at WSM in 2011.
Winning the UK title meant that Hall became the first choice to replace Jono MacFarlane of New Zealand in the Giants Live Melbourne event in February 2012, when the latter suffered a back injury. He placed fourth in his first taste of international competition. Later, in April 2012, he was invited to compete at Europe's Strongest Man, another Giants Live event. This was held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos rugby league team and Hall found himself competing alongside six of the ten finalists from World's Strongest Man 2011, including two-time World's Strongest Man, Žydrūnas Savickas. Hall finished in eighth place.
In April 2013, Hall failed to qualify for Europe's Strongest Man 2013. However, he was given a second chance when Ervin Katona was forced to retire due to injury. Hall competed in his place and came in eighth place. In April, Hall also featured on BBC One's Watchdog programme, who enlisted his help to test even the strongest of drivers in specific circumstances. Hall competed at the 2013 World's Strongest Man competition later that year, winning two events in his heat but narrowly missing out on qualifying for the final.
In 2014, Hall reached the final for the first time, coming second in the Squat Lift event and ultimately finishing 6th. In March 2015, Hall achieved the world record for lifting the weight of 462 kg (1,019 lb; 72.8 st) in the deadlift. The record was achieved at the Arnold Classic in Australia, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was present to cheer him on. He promptly broke his own record at the World Deadlift Championships 2015, with a 463 kg (1,021 lb; 72.9 st) deadlift.
In April 2015, he also finished 4th at the World's Strongest Man, an improvement of two places on the previous year.
In December 2015, a feature documentary about Hall, titled Eddie: Strongman, was released. The film, directed by Matt Bell and produced by Tom Swanston, follows Hall for two years of his life as he strives to become the strongest man in the world.
In March 2016, he achieved a new world record for the Elephant Bar deadlift in the Arnold Strongman Classic, by lifting 465 kg (1,025 lb). However, the record was beaten the next year by Jerry Pritchett who lifted 467 kg (1,030 lb) which was again beaten twice by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who lifted 472 kg (1,041 lb) and 474 kg (1,045 lb) in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
In July 2016, Hall also set a new world record in the conventional deadlift with a lift of 500 kg (1,102 lb) at the World Deadlift Championships besting the world record he had previously set at 465 kg (1,025 lb) earlier that same day. The 500 kg lift made Hall pass out. The record stood for 3 years and 9 months until 2 May 2020, when it was beaten by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson with the current world record of 501 kg (1,105 lb) at the World's Ultimate Strongman Feats of Strength series.
Hall is the winner of the 2017 World's Strongest Man competition and announced his intention to retire from the World's Strongest Man and return to lower-weight competitions after expressing health-related concerns. In an interview, Hall stated that a genetic analysis had shown that a genetic mutation that causes myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy contributed to his large muscle mass.
In 2019, Hall presented the SPORTbible webseries Beasted!, where he, along with Luke Fullbrook and Chris Peil, helped guide 8 men through exercise plans and diets to improve their fitness.
On 19 March 2022, Hall faced the World's Strongest Man 2018, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, in a titan weight class boxing match in Dubai. Hall lost via unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 57–54 in favour of Hafþór, after Hall was knocked down twice to the floor in rounds 3 and 6 on top of sustaining bleeding lacerations on top of both eyes.
- Deadlift with figure-8 straps and multi-ply suit – 500 kilograms (1,102 lb) 
- Axle press – 216 kilograms (476 lb)
- Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift (Belt with figure-8 straps) – 465 kilograms (1,025 lb)
- Ironmind S-Cubed Bar Deadlift (with straps) – 472.5 kilograms (1,042 lb) (World's Strongest Man 2017)
- Ironmind S-Cubed Bar Deadlift at partial deficit (with straps) – 445 kilograms (981 lb) (World's Strongest Man 2016)
- Log lift – 213 kilograms (470 lb)
- CrossFit Isabel – 60 kilograms (132 lb) for 30 repetitions in 50.9 seconds
- Squat – 405 kilograms (893 lb) (raw)
- Bench press – 300 kilograms (661 lb) (raw)
- Incline bench press – 260 kilograms (573 lb) (raw, touch and go)
- 225 kilograms (496 lb) for 7 reps (raw, paused)
- Incline dumbbell press – 100 kilograms (220 lb) per hand for 7 reps
- 90 kilograms (198 lb) per hand for 10 reps
- Dumbbell shoulder press – 60 kilograms (132 lb) per hand for 40 reps (constant tension, no pause between reps)
- Deadlift – 450 kilograms (992 lb) on two-man bar (raw, with deadlift straps)
- Leg press – 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb) for 10 reps
- Silver dollar deadlift – 536 kilograms (1,182 lb) (former world record)
Professional Boxing record
|1 fight||0 wins||1 loss|
|1||Loss||0–1||Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson||UD||6||19 Mar 2022||Dubai|
|2017||Transformers: The Last Knight||Saxon Warrior||(Uncredited)|
|2020||How to be Behzinga||YouTube Premium series, 1 episode|
|2022||The Expendables 4||Undisclosed|
|2012–2019||World's Strongest Man||Himself – Competitor/Pundit|
|2016||A League of Their Own||Himself||Series 10, Episode 3|
|2016||Couples Come Dine with Me||Series 3, Episode 69|
|2018||The Chase||Series 8, Episode 4|
|2018||Celebs In Solitary||1 series|
|2018||Eddie Eats America||1 series|
|2019||The Strongest Man in History||1 series|
|2020||Eddie Eats Christmas||1 series|
|2022||"Eddie Hall: The Beast v The Mountain"|
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Years ago, a much (much) lighter Hall bench pressed (equipped) an impressive 300kg...
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