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Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain’ is Iceland’s strongest man

Icelandic actor Hafthor Bjornsson has once again been victorious in the Iceland’s Strongest Man competition.

The pumped up star, who has shot to global stardom by playing Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones, uploaded a video to Facebook of his mammoth performance at the Atlas Stone contest on Tuesday.

Bjornsson, who stands 6’9” tall and weighs a hefty 419 pounds, advanced through the stones circuit with few problems, before ripping his top off upon completion. The shirt ripping is not new, of course, after he did exactly the same when winning Europe’s Strongest Man last year.

For most people, even attempting to lift a rock that weights the equivalent of a bull elk is likely to cause serious injury such as disc slippage, but for this Icelandic man mountain such a feat is a walk in the park – which is exactly why he is referred to as the “king of stones”.

So the next step for Iceland and Europe’s reigning strongest man must be to win the World’s Strongest Man title – and he’s not so far away from that either. He debuted in the contest in 2011, coming sixth, before claiming back-to-back third positions in 2012 and 2013. Last time out he finished runner-up, with Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas the eventual winner.