The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' Crushes Stones Circuit at Strongman Event
By Dan Carson, Trending Lead Writer Jun 17, 2015
As your monthly reminder that Hafthor Bjornsson is a large rock golem put on Earth solely to move mountains and behead horses, I present to you footage from his recent outing at Iceland's Strongest Man competition.
Bjornsson, known for his work popping skulls like overripe peaches as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on HBO's Game of Thrones
, posted video of his dominant performance in the Atlas Stones event on Tuesday.
The 6'9", 419-pound Icelander moved through the hernia competition stones circuit with relative ease. He then ripped his shirt, because he is Thor, and worldly garb cannot contain him.
Now, it goes without saying, but let's be clear: Do not try this at home, kids.
Hunchback-edly lifting a rock the weight of a bull elk is a quick and easy way to have the tubing of your gastrointestinal tract playing peek-a-boo through your abdominal wall. It will end in misery and disc slippage—unless you're Bjornsson, who is strong like t and the undisputed "king of stones."
Remember, he's done this before—shirt-ripping and all—when he won Europe's Strongest Man competition in 2014.
Bjornsson has another day of events on deck in Iceland. I hope he wins and celebrates by consuming one of the Atlas Stones like a giant jawbreaker.
(Article link contains the video)