Hafthor Bjornsson Viking: ‘Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain Breaks 1,000 Year-Old Viking Record! [VIDEO]
Feb 05, 2015 01:57 PM EST | By Victoria Guerra
While fans of the HBO show "Game of Thrones" already figured that Hafthor Bjornsson's Viking abilities were nothing to be surprised at, following the shocking and very graphic scene where he chokes someone so hard that their eyes pop out; but now, even those who don't watch the epic series have seen how ridiculously strong this actor is.
At 6 feet 9 and 430 lbs., it's a fact that he at least has the look of a Norse warrior down, and the latest Hafthor Bjornsson's Viking news certainly give him a place in history, in a quite literal manner, as he has just broken a record that had been held in Iceland for an entire millennium.
According to International Business Times, the amazing Hafthor Bjornsson Viking record was made in a Norway competition called "World's Strongest Viking" last January 31 - and, yes, there's an event where the world searches for its strongest Viking.
In an amazing performance in the competition, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Hafthor Bjornsson's Viking abilities were proven to their totality, after he broke a record that had been written in the Icelandic Saga book, about a legendary Viking named Orm Storulffson who carried a 650kg and 10m long log for three steps before breaking his back - and Hafthor actually walked five breaking absolutely nothing.
"The record has been described in Icelandic Saga book," said Illkka Kinnunen to Iron Mind. "The legend of the Icelander Orm Storulfsson says that he walked three steps with this MONSTER WOODEN LOG which weighed over 650kg and was 10 m long! It took 50 mere mortals to help him placing it on his back! After he took his third step, his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same after that! Thor carried the 650kg and 10m log for 5 steps. The result was unbelievable and puts Hafthor Julius Bjornsson's name in Viking history books."
You can watch Hafthor Bjornsson's Viking record below!