‘Game of Thrones’ Star Makes History Lifting 1,400-Pound Log
You know how some people feel like they're carrying the weight of the world? Well, this guy just might be.
Hafthór Björnsson -- you probably know him more as The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' -- recently carved his name in the record books by walking five steps with a 1,433-pound log on his back at the World’s Strongest Viking contest last weekend. That was good enough to win the competition.
Björnsso's effort will go down in history, too, according to a spokesman:
“The legend of the Icelander Orm Storulfsson says that he walked three steps with this MONSTER WOODEN LOG which weighed over 650kg and was 10 m long! It took 50 mere mortals to help him placing it on his back! After he took his third step, his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same after that! Thor carried the 650kg and 10m log for 5 steps. The result was unbelievable and puts Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’s name in Viking history books."
Björnsso certainly embraced his moment, saying, "Well, today my friends, I made history!,” said Bjornsson. “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! I'm on my way to my ultimate goal, to win The World's Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!"
Something tells us not to doubt him.