Game Of Thrones' The Mountain Breaks Strongman World Record

Actor Hafþór Júlíus breaks 1,000 year-old weightlifting record

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.

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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: 

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.



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