British Powerlifter Eddie Hall Beat The Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’ to Become the World’s Strongest Man

They don’t call this guy “The Beast” for nothing.

Eddie Hall The Mountain
Left: Instagram/eddie_hall_strong

The Beast has conquered The Mountain. 

Four-time winner of Britain’s Strongest Man, Eddie “The Beast” Hall was crowned the World’s Strongest Man this weekend after beating 29 other strongmen, including runner-up Hafþór Björnsson, aka the Mountain from Game of Thrones. 

For Björnsson, it’s the third time he’s missed out on first place. Last year, the Icelandic behemoth lost the top podium spot to back-to-back title winner Brian Shaw. 

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After his first title, the 29-year-old Hall has decided to cash out while he’s ahead. After this year’s competition, he promptly announced his retirement from future WSM contests in an Instagram post.

I can't say how I've done at wsm but I can say I'm now retired from wsm! I'll still be on the British scene for many years to come and I thank all my fans and sponsors and my family and friends to the moon and back. Massive thanks to my wife who I dearly love and ow a lot of my success to her. Also my manager Mo Chaudry not only changed my life for the better but one of my best friends. Big Love The Beast @proteindynamix @xploape @strengthasylum @alphadesignsuk @bobosbeard @blakemans @wrightspies @pulseworldwide @getnewage @sbdapparel @giantslive #alphadesign #wrightspies #strengthasylum #giants #giantslive #proteindynamix #bobosbeardoil #beast #beard #deadlift #deadlifts #boss #bosslife #hulk #strong #strongman #strongmantraining #pulse #getnewage #performance #mouthguard #SBD #supports #SBDapparel

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“I can’t say how I’ve done at wsm but I can say I’m now retired from wsm!” Hall wrote. “I’ll still be on the British scene for many years to come and I thank all my fans and sponsors and my family and friends to the moon and back.”

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Events in this years competition, which was held in Botswana, included a 1000-plus pound tire flip, a 700-pound squat for 15 reps, and an airplane pull.

In 2016, Hall astounded onlookers with a record-setting 1102-pound deadlift at the World Deadlift Championships. 

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No wonder they call this monster “The Beast.”

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