Watch The Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’ Break His Own Deadlift World Record
The massive actor and Strongman winner wants to lift half a ton next.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, aka “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, proved what it means to be the “World’s Strongest Man” with another jaw-dropping display of power.
The six-foot-nine-inch Icelandic actor and powerlifter broke the 1,041-pound deadlift world record he set last year by nearly five pounds at the 2019 Arnold Classic. Just check it out above and see if you don’t feel like you pulled something just by watching.
Björnsson is ultra-competitive. He revealed on Instagram that his sights are set on a half-ton attempt, or 1,102 pounds.
“Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs,” he wrote. “Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day.”
Björnsson’s success at the event continued as he went on to take first place in the Húsafell Stone Carry and the Austrian Oak log lift before ultimately taking the Arnold Strongman Classic trophy.
He even gave a shout-out to his tiny, 5-foot-2-inch wife—whom he credits as his “lucky charm.”
“Crazy fact… since Kelsey and I have been together I haven’t lost a competition, I’ve just been on a winning STREAK!!!”
Dude is an absolute BEAST.