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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who you’re probably more familiar with as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, recently broke a 1000-year-old weightlifting record, going on to win World’s Strongest Viking at an event in Norway.

The Icelandic hardass carried a 30 foot (10m), 650 kg log for 5 steps and in doing so broke a record that has stretched back to viking days and is described in Old Norse writings known as the Sagas of Icelanders.

“The legend of the Icelander Orm Storulfsson says that he walked three steps with this MONSTER WOODEN LOG which weighs over 600kg’s/1320lbs!” Björnsson wrote on his Instagram. “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! Well today my friends I made history!! 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!! As I’m on my way to my ultimate goal to win The World’s Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!

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  • Edgar G. Garcia

    They weren’t on steroids though. So the record still stands.

  • Michael Deluca

    I’m doing this. With all seriousness