Tom Stoltman made history at Britain’s Strongest Man 2020, with the Invergordon athlete setting a new world record in the Castle stones.
Tom, 25, who finished runner-up in this year’s BSM to England’s Adam Bishop, placed the five stones in 16.01 seconds.
A video of the startlingly quick feat was captured by World’s Strongest Man winner and deadlift world record-holder Eddie Hall, the most successful athlete in BSM history:
WORLD RECORD ATLAS STONE RUN FROM @tomstoltmanofficial HUGE Well done to @adambishopstrongman for winning Britain’s strongest man last night 🏆and well done to Tom and @luke.stoltman for coming 2nd and 3rd overall…. To watch the full show back to back’ head over to Officialstrongman. com website…To watch the highlights’ click to watch my YouTube video https://youtu.be/RjS2fMa6kJgTicket link in description on YT for next years show.#TheWorldsStrongestMan🎥 @felicityfilms_ Big LoveTeam Beast
Posted by Eddie Hall – The Beast on Sunday, 19 January 2020
Tom improved on a third-place finish last year, and it was elder brother Luke, 35, who completed the podium at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England, this time around.
In last year’s World’s Strongest Man, Tom was fifth, while Luke finished the competition in seventh position.
Ahead of Britain’s Strongest Man, the brothers stayed with Hall so he could show them how he prepared for his brilliant run to the world prize in 2017:
Taking to social media following the competition, Luke congratulated Britain’s newly-crowned strongest man and spoke of his pride for his younger brother’s outstanding achievements.
He said: “Britain’s strongest man 2020 done. What a show. It was so much fun and the crowd were amazing.
“Massive congratulations to my very good friend [Adam Bishop] – so proud of you and your performance was flawless. Very well deserved win. And the new Britain’s strongest man.
“To [Tom] so proud. The start of an amazing 2020 finishing second in such a strong line up. The way you did those stones was amazing.”
He added: “Myself finishing 3rd and my first podium in an @giantslivewsm show. Absolutely buzzing! Thank you everyone for watching and all the support. Was incredible.
“Now we have [World’s Strongest Man] to prepare for.”
This year’s placing indicates significant improvement for the 25-year-old having achieved third place at the annual event last year.
The body building duo from Invergordon are now looking ahead to the World’s Strongest Man in Florida in May.
As news of their success reached home, staff at Alness tanning business The Sunny’s congratulated them on their performance.
A spokesman said: “A huge well done Tom Stoltman and Luke “The Highland Oak” Stoltman – Strongman 2nd and 3rd strongest men in Britain.”
“Tom also smashed a world record! Congrats to you both”