Hafthor Bjornsson breaks world record with 1,104-pound deadlift

Hafthor Bjornsson breaks world record with 1,104-pound deadlift

Hafthor Bjornsson breaks world record with 1,104-pound deadlift

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who played "The Mountain" in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, has shattered rival Eddie Hall's world deadlift record with a lift of 501kg (1105lbs) - and challenged his strongman foe to a fist-fight!

As part of Thor's prep, the 31-year-old lifted 440 kg / 970 lbs for three reps, while also making light work of 470 kg / 1035 lbs along the way - which was an added bonus, considering that Thor was originally meant to attempt the world record at World's Ultimate Strongman on April 11.

In doing so, he broke the 1,102-pound mark set by England's Eddie Hall in 2016.

Bjornssson broke the world record easily and the judge determined the lift as legitimate. "I think you are probably the man to do it, there's no denying that & I'll still shake your hand afterwards and say well done. if you do it under the appropriate conditions". I'm standing here tall, feeling good, no injuries, so I'm healthy as well. I'm happy with this. "My family and friends, they were happy with this, and I've made a decision to call it".

He warmed up with two attempts of 420kg (926lbs) and 460kg (1,014lbs) before taking on the world record attempt which would see him beat Hall's record by the thinnest of margins.

Bjornsson previously attempted to break the record at 501kg at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2019 but failed.

The Mountain from "Game of Thrones" just broke an almighty weightlifting record that once belonged to his archrival. and now, he wants to break the dude's face in the ring. "I'm ready, are you ready Eddie".

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