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    Former sailor Mikhail Shivlyakov's nose erupted from straining every possible muscle during his attempt to lift an incredible 426 kg (939 lbs.) at the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

    The strain became too much for the 37-year-old Russian, who was wearing a beret as a nod to his times in the Navy, as midway through the incredible display of strength blood began to gush from his nose.

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    With the blood pouring down his chin, Shivlyakov soldiered on and managed to complete the lift of nearly half a ton.

    However, that heroic display didn't win the event, because later on, Thor Bjornsson, well known around the world as "The Mountain" from Game of Thrones, completed a world-record deadlift of 472 kg (1,040 lbs.), 44 kilos more than Shivlyakov.


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