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Hafthor Bjornsson, Game of Thrones’ “The Mountain”, Sets Deadlift World Record

on May 03, 2020, 12:16am

Hafthor Bjornsson is a mountain of a man, and he now has a world record to prove it. The 31-year-old Icelandic native, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, set a deadlift world record on Saturday (May 2nd).

Bjornsson, who is 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 452 pounds, was documented lifting a world-record 1,104 pounds. His feat was live-streamed on Instagram, which you can replay below (via Variety).

Bjornsson portrayed Ser Clegane on Game of Thrones beginning in season 4 until the series finale. During that time, he continued to participate in weight-lifting challenges, ultimately winning the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2018.

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I have no words. What an amazing day, one I will remember for the rest of my life. I said I was coming for it and once I set my mind on something I’m a dog with a bone. Want to give a huge shoutout to my family, friends, coaches, fans, sponsors and haters, all of whom helped this lift be possible. If you want to show some extra support head over to my YouTube, hit subscribe and check out my latest video where you can see some behind the scenes! Thank you all for your support! Support a family business – hafthorbjornsson.com . @roguefitness @reignbodyfuel @revive_md @transparentlabs @sbdapparel @kindafitkindafat_apparel @freezesleeve @coresportsworld @worldsultimatestrongman @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @theverticaldiet @andrireyr @stefansolvi @runarhrodi @kelc33

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