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Video: The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ sets world deadlift record

Hafthor Bjornsson

The beast known as “The Mountain” from “Game of Thrones” is every bit as strong as he looks.

Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record on Saturday by deadlifting 1,104 pounds. Take a look at this incredible feat.

Bjornsson, who first deadlifted 1,025 pounds before moving up in weight, says he could have done even more!

Bjornsson’s 501kg deadlift attempt was set to take place at the 2020 World’s Ultimate Strongman in Bahrain, but that event was canceled. Instead, World’s Ultimate Strongman partnered with ESPN and televised Bjornsson’s lifting attempt from Reykjavik, Iceland, where The Mountain is from.

“It’s an honor to be able to help bring the sport of strongman forward during such unsure and unprecedented times,” Bjornsson previously said.

In addition to weightlifting, Bjornsson is a former basketball player and has had a few acting credits beyond his regular role on “Game of Thrones.”

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