The 'Mountain' from 'GoT' Wins Title of World's Strongest Man

The 'Mountain' from 'GoT' Wins Title of World's Strongest Man

Icelander (side note: whenever someone approaches seven feet and 400 pounds, I can not help but think of the classic SNL Bill Brasky sketches) had finished second in the past two competitions and either third or fourth in the four previous years.

Per The Washington Post, Bjornsson "finished first in three of the six events that made up the two-day finals in the Philippines: the vehicle dead lift, max overhead and loading race". He surprisingly came in second in 2017, 2016, and 2014.

'Special thanks to my coach @australianstrengthcoach and my nutritionist @stanefferding. Congratulations to @kieliszkowskimateusz and @shawstrength for their second and third finishes! The New York Daily News reports that Bjornsson's win means he's now the only person to have won the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man, and the Arnold Strongman Classic competitions in one calendar year.


While Björnsson's rise might seem quick to some, this is The Mountain's 8th attempt at the title, competing every single year since 2011 without a win. until now.

With all that lifting, pulling and throwing, the Lannister enemies better watch out.

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