Eddie Hall Congratulates 'Game Of Thrones' Star Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson On World's Strongest Man Win

From one strongman to another - Game of Thrones star and bona fide one-man army Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has taken the title of World's Strongest Man 2018.

And former champ Eddie 'The Beast' Hall was quick to prove he's a classy LAD by being one of the first out of the blocks to congratulate him.

Hall, who is the only person ever to have lifted 500kg, took to Facebook yesterday to send a message to Björnsson (AKA The Mountain) having handed over the trophy.


Writing on his official account, Hall said: "SPOILER ALERT....

From one champion to another....

Well done Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson well deserved win!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Worlds Strongest Man 2018

Big Love

The Beast"

The title had been a long time coming for Björnsson, who came second in the competition each of the past two years.

The 29-year-old skull-crushing machine and former basketball player was put through his paces in a series of challenges including pulling a bus, carrying massive anvils and deadlifting a car.

Giant Björnsson posted a message on his Instagram account after winning the title, thanking his family and friends for supporting him on his strongman journey.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

He wrote: "THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN 2018! :pray: Want to thank all of my family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way. Special thanks to my coach @australianstrengthcoach and my nutritionist @stanefferding. Also want to thank my sponsors, @kjotkompani @sbdapparel @roguefitness . Congratulations to @kieliszkowskimateusz and @shawstrength for their second and third finishes!"

When he's not pulling busses and lifting atlas stones, Björnsson can be found on the set of HBO's Game of Thrones, where he is perhaps best known as Cersei Lannister's horrifying, blue, undead henchman and for crushing the head of Oberyn Martell with his bare hands.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

With the eighth and final season of GoT in the works, The Mountain's future is unclear. However, if we know the show, he's probably not going to have as good a time as he did this weekend in the Philippines.

With the next season of the hit show set to be the wildest to date, there promises to be plenty of death and destruction, but it's anyone's guess as to whether The Mountain will survive the inevitable cull.

Whatever happens, we've still got a year to wait before we know for sure, as season eight isn't expected to hit screens until spring-summer 2019.

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, let the date slip a little earlier than planned in an interview with Metro in January.

She said: "We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April [2019]. That's a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes.

"There's a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities."

Featured Image Credit: HBO

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