See ‘Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain Crush A 1000-Year-Old Viking Stronghold Record In Insane Clip — VIDEO
If you were terrified at Gregor Clegane (a.k.a. The Mountain)'s skull-crushing abilities on Game of Thrones , you'll feel serious chills when you see actor Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson crush a log-lifting competition in real life. The 26-year-old actor just broke a 1,000-year-old Viking Strongman record by lifting and carrying a 1,433-pound log five steps. Yes, that says almost 1,500 pounds, not the 150 that most people try at the gym. The previous record was three steps and comes from an Icelandic legend book claiming that the 10-meter-long "monster log" broke the other man's back. Björnsson made sure that everyone knew he is just fine, though.
“Well, today my friends, I made history!" the actor told Iron Mind. “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!" He also added that he has bigger goals in mind: finally winning the World's Strongest Man competition, which the 6'9" star placed second in last year. "I'm on my way to my ultimate goal, to win The World's Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!" Seems like he'll have no problem with that title now — no one wants to meet the same fate as Oberlyn. (I kid, I kid...kind of.)