The Mountain just broke the record for the elephant bar deadlift. This isn’t the same article from three weeks ago when Hafthor Bjornsson broke the deadlift record by lifting 1,042 pounds or the 2018 article when The Mountain set the record by deadlifting 1041 pounds.
Ser Gregor Clegane from Game of Thrones was front and center at the 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic, the event founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs,” The Mountain said in the video on Instagram. “Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you!”
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Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you! @roguefitness @nuunhydration @sbdapparel @legionath @stanefferding @theverticaldiet @australianstrengthcoach @stefansolvi @andrireyr @kelc33 @dianahrund @bjornthorr @ragnheidurmj @valthecoach
The 6′9″, 425-lbs Bjornsson, who won the 2018 World’s Strongest Man competition, broke another one of his own records by hurling a 56-lb weight over a bar that was 20’2” high.
A new event at the Arnold Strongman Classic is the 20,000-lb Wheel of Pain. The feat of strength lived up to its moniker as The Mountain collapsed while pushing the gigantic structure.
Hafthor Bjornsson also competed in the 430-lb Austrian Oak where he had to lift a log. A very, very heavy and cumbersome log.
Bjornsson earned a total of 45 points during the strongman competition and won yet another Arnold Strongman Classic title, plus he was awarded $72,000 in prize money. Fellow strongman Martins Licis of Los Angeles, California, came in second place with 40.5 points.
Bjornsson thanked his wife Kelsey Henson and friends for their “incredible help that I cannot thank you enough for!”
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Arnold Strongman Classic Champion 2019 🏆 – Huge thanks to my wife @kelc33 and my best friends @stefansolvi and @andrireyr for all the incredible help that I cannot thank you enough for! Also massive thanks to the rest of my family and friends!!! ❤️ – Thanks to the best coach in the world @australianstrengthcoach , the best nutrition coach in the world @stanefferding – Massive thanks to all my sponsors for sticking behind my back and believing in me @roguefitness @sbdapparel @nuunhydration @legionath
We’ve covered Bjornsson for over four years when he was breaking 1,000-year-old weightlifting records and dominated the 2015 World’s Strongest Man Competition. We even covered The Mountain setting world records for tossing beer kegs.