The Mountain from Game of Thrones Shatters 1,000 Year-Old Record (Video and Pics)
You may better know Hafthór Björnsson as The Mountain from Game of Thrones. In his most prominent episode, “The Mountain and the Viper,” he…did stuff. Don’t wanna ruin it for anyone.
Anyway, it turns out this guy isn’t just notable for his work onscreen. All that mass and strength is regularly put to use as he trains and competes to be declared the strongest man in the world.
The Mountain from Game of Thrones (a long name, but easier than typing, “Hafthór Björnsson”) was at the World’s Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where the Icelandic man lifted a 1,320 log for five steps. As Viking legend has it, the last man to accomplish this, Orm Storulfsson, walked only three steps and hurt his back doing so. That was 1,000 years ago.
Regardless of how that legend is substantiated, I think we can all agree The Mountain is one strong dude.
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!!