The Mountain From Game Of Thrones Sets Stunning Deadlift World Record

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson set the record during the Arnold Strongman Classic.

The Mountain actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson in Game Of ThronesImage HBO

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, aka The Mountain from Game of Thrones, has just demonstrated why he’s one of the scariest and strongest dudes on the planet.

The Icelandic muscleman flexed his sizable guns during the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic, where he set a new world record by deadlifting an astonishing 1,014 pounds.

It was an incredible achievement and went one better than his previous effort of 1,003 pounds. More importantly, it was enough to earn him top spot at the event.

Björnsson had already come in first in the Bag Over Bar competition with a 95-pound sandbag throw, which was just five pounds short of the world record – set by The Mountain last year.

You need only look at the efforts of his Russian rival, Mikhail Shivlyakov, to give the strongman’s achievements a little more perspective.

The 37-year-old was left bloody after an attempt at lifting 939 pounds ended up with Shuvlyakov’s nose exploding.

Footage of the incident soon found its way online and only served to show just how tough these guys are and how tricky the life of a strongman is.

Björnsson is an absolute beast of a man and someone we are going to be seeing plenty more of in the years to come.

Not only will he have a role to play in the final season of Game of Thrones, but he’s also started to branch out into the world of films, having recently appearance in Kickboxer Retaliation.

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