Not content with crushing Oberyn Martel’s skull at King’s Landing, Icelandic Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Júlíus has just broken a 1,000 year-old record at the World’s Strongest Viking competition (which he won for the second time in a row).
The record-breaking feat was first described in the Icelandic Sagas in which a character walks three steps with a 10 metre, 650kg log on his back.
In the story, the strongman’s back was broken. In real life, the Mountain managed five steps, smashing the record with his back intact.
Taking to Instagram, Hafþór Celebrated with the following message:
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!!
No news yet on how The Mountain is holding up in Westeros, but we’ll probably find out when Game Of Thrones returns on the 13 April.