Hafthór Björnsson, Game of Thrones Star, Breaks 1,000-Year Lifting Record
Game of Thrones star Hafthór Björnsson, aka “The Mountain,” became a geek sensation last year for his head-crushing scene with the “Red Viper.” Since then, the massive actor — towering at 6’9″ and weighing in at over 400 pounds — has become an internet sensation by showing his ridiculous strength.
And his latest feat — in the midst of the World’s Strongest Viking competition — destroyed a 1,000 year old record: according to Viking history, Orm Storulfsson carried a 30-foot-long 1,410 pound Viking mast on his shoulders for three steps before being crushed by the weight.
Hafthór decided to just tarnish that achievement by repeating the feat with a heavier log: he then proceeded to lift a 1,433-pound log and walked a whooping five steps. This feat resulted him in winning another World’s Strongest Viking title and he sets his sights on the World’s Strongest Man next: the last two years he has placed in the top three, but has been unable to secure a victory.
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The legend of the Icelander Orm Storulfsson says that he walked three steps with this MONSTER WOODEN LOG which weighs over 600kg’s/1320lbs! It took 50 mere mortals to help him placing 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! Well today my friends I made history!! As well as winning the title of The World’s Strongest Viking for the second time in a row I carried this MONSTER LOG 5 steps! My back held up fine!! As I’m on my way to my ultimate goal to win The World’s Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!
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