‘Game of Thrones’ Star Hafthór Björnsson Breaks Another World Record
Game of Thrones star Hafthór Björnsson, known as ‘The Mountain’ on the HBO show, has broken another world record. At the beginning of February, we reported on Hafthór breaking a 1,000-year-old record by carrying a 1,433 pound log five steps.
And just over a month later, he has broken another world record at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival. There he competed in the kettlebell throw, where he threw a 56-pound kettlebell 19 feet and three inches into the air. Best of all, his trainers were able to capture the feat on video and they posted it on his Instagram account.
I had ups & downs at the Arnold Strongman Classic this past weekend. I did an awful mistake in the deadlift which cost me alot of points! Yesterday made me feel a little bit better though. I did a weight for height event on the main stage. I went over 19’3 with a 56lbs weight and that is a New World Record!!
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Better angle of the World Record at 19’3 !
A video posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on
The 6’9″ 419-pound World’s Strongest Viking and Europe’s Strongest Man champion is obviously setting his sights on the World’s Strongest Man competition: he is destroying record after record leading up to the 2015 competition. Last year, he finished second in the competition and hopes to right that wrong.
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