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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Is Absolutely Smashing The World's Strongest Man 2016 And He Even Broke A World Record

James Dawson

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Is Absolutely Smashing The World's Strongest Man 2016 And He Even Broke A World Record

Featured image credit: Instagram / thorbjornsson

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays The Mountain on Game of Thrones, is currently competing in the World's Strongest Man 2016 and spectators at the competition are getting a lot of bang for their buck.

The 27-year-old two-time winner of Europe's Strongest Man is making the group stages of the contest, which is taking place in Botswana, look like a piece of piss. He's even gone and set a new world record.

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The record-breaking attempt came on day three of the competition in the keg toss, with the Icelander launching the 15kg barrel 7.15m over the high bar. I reckon I could barely pick that thing up to be honest, maybe I need to start hitting the gym.

Not one to be modest Björnsson posted a picture to Instagram, captioning it: "Day 3. Keg toss. 15kg over 7.15meters. New world record. I had plenty more in the tank!"

Currently sat at the top of group three the 6ft9 Björnsson is absolutely smashing it at the moment.

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Björnsson will have to overcome American Brian Shaw and Britain's Eddie Hall, with both men currently topping their respective groups.

Good luck lads, let's get smashing some more records.

Words by James Dawson

Topics: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, The Mountain, Game of Thrones

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