The Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks 1,000-Year-Old Weightlifting Record

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones. During this weekend’s World’s Strongest Viking competition, Björnsson “[broke] a record that has been part of history for 1,000 years. Bjornsson broke a world record that, according to IronMind, had stood for 1,000 years. He took five steps while carrying a log over 30 feet long that weighed 1,433 pounds.

“The record has been described in the Icelandic Sagas,” said Ilkka Kinnunen who reported on the event for Iron Mind. “The legend of the Icelander Ormur Stórólfsson goes that he walked three steps with a monster wooden log which weighed over 650 kg and was 10 m long. It took 50 mere mortals to help him place it on his back. After he took his third step, his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same after that.” (Via)


via Bleacher Report