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Game of Thrones Alum Hafthor Bjornsson Sets New Deadlift World Record

May 3, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Mountain - Hafthor Bjornsson

The man behind Gregor Clegane is known for bringing his prodigious strength to more than just crushing skulls, and has now set a new deadlifting world record. Variety reports that Hafthor Bjornsson, who played the giant (and eventually undead) known as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, set a new record with a lift of 1,104 pounds at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland on Saturday.

Bjornsson posted video of the eyebrow-raising lift to his Instagram account, and you can see it below. It’s the latest feat for a man who has been known not only for The Mountain, but for his participation in strongman events including a win in 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 – . @roguefitness @reignbodyfuel @revive_md @transparentlabs @sbdapparel @kindafitkindafat_apparel @freezesleeve @coresportsworld @worldsultimatestrongman @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @theverticaldiet @andrireyr @stefansolvi @runarhrodi @kelc33

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