The Mountain From 'Game of Thrones' Breaks 1,000-Year-Old Viking Weightlifting Record (Video)

Hafthor Bjornsson Thor New World Record - H 2015

Hafthor Bjornsson Thor New World Record - H 2015

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is the World's Strongest Viking.

The Red Viper never stood a chance. Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the actor who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones, proudly announced that he recently won the World's Strongest Viking strongman competition.

It was no easy feat. According to IronMind, Bjornsson carried a 1,433-pound log on his back for five steps, breaking a 1,000-year-old record.

This is Bjornsson's second time in a row winning World's Strongest Viking. He also recounted the legend of the last Icelander to carry a "monster wooden log" on his back: "It took 50 mere mortals to help him placing it on his back!" Bjornsson wrote on Facebook. "After he took his third step his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same after that!"


World's Strongest Viking 2015

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