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What is the world record for a man who can carry the biggest balls?

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The world record for heaviest atlas stone lift in an official competition setting is held by Brian Shaw. Shaw successfully lifted an atlas stone weighing 551 pounds at Britain's World's Strongest Team Championship in May 2014. Shaw lifted a 560-pound stone a year before, but was not officially judged.

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Atlas stones receive their name from the Greek titan Atlas, who is traditionally depicted as holding the Earth on his shoulders. The stones are made from cement; competitors lift atlas stones and place them on a stand. Though the world record weight is for a single lift, the atlas stone event usually involves five stones of increasing weight that competitors must heft onto platforms of differing heights.

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