Eddie Corridor constructed a profession as one of many greatest-ever strongmen, however that doesn’t imply he can’t excel in different sports activities. What’s clear is that the 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion has a capability that appears to switch over effectively to different avenues.
On Could 17, 2022, Corridor determined to once more take a look at his mettle within the pool as a swimmer when he accomplished a 50-meter freestyle in 27.06 seconds. Since there are distinctive calls for between strongman and swimming as sports activities, it’s undoubtedly a powerful showcase of Corridor’s uncommon expertise.
It additionally marked a return of kinds to the pool for Corridor, who was a champion swimmer as a young person earlier than pivoting to strongman.
Corridor accomplished the 50 meters in a brief course swimming pool (or one that’s solely 25 meters lengthy). That shorter size additionally means the athlete has to flip round and swim again within the different route on the latter 25 meters. Against this, an extended course 50-meter freestyle options the complete size of the lap on a straightaway swim. That setup is extra in step with Olympic swimmers’ requirements.
Whereas Corridor’s time of simply over 27 seconds isn’t essentially world-class, it’s notable contemplating that swimming is just not his common focus (although his background may play a component). For context, the fastest-ever time on a short-course 50-meter freestyle belongs to Germany’s Nils Rudolph. He achieved a time of 21.76 on the 1990 Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) Swimming World Cup.
Based on TopEndSports, the standard trendy elite male swimmer weighs round 88 kilograms (194 kilos). With swimming being a sport that will surely favor a lighter (and extra skilled) athlete, that Corridor may clock in at simply over 27 seconds — regardless of weighing over 300 kilos — is a testomony to his uncooked athleticism.
A Submit-Profession of Pleasure
After notching the height of his strongman profession on the 2017 WSM, Corridor determined to retire and deal with different elements of his life. Along with a well-maintained YouTube channel with over 2.03 million subscribers (and counting), he’s been very busy throughout the board showcasing his versatility.
For moderately current athletic examples, in February 2020, Corridor set a report on the CrossFit “Isabel” exercise with 30 unbroken snatches in a time of fifty.9 seconds. It was a mark so lofty that powerlifter Julius Maddox did a staggering 28 unbroken reps in January 2022 and nonetheless fell in need of Corridor’s time. In the meantime, Corridor simply completed (for now) a long-standing rivalry with 2018 WSM Champion Hafthor Björnsson. The 2 strongman legends determined to settle their variations within the boxing ring with a publicized match across the power sports activities sphere.
As he strikes ahead in his life with out aggressive strongman, Corridor appears to have a need to remain occupied. Be it in CrossFit, within the ring, or within the pool, it seems this power sports activities legend needs to go away a mark and have some enjoyable wherever he can.
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