I’m not here to marginalize his recent accomplishment, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson — AKA The Mountain from Game of Thrones — is one strong motherfucker, but me thinks the record he broke was bullshit to begin with. I mean, it’s common sense. Records, especially those involving feats of strength, simply do not last 1,000 years.
But fuck what I think, according to Ironmind, the record does exist and Bjornsson didn’t just break it on his way to win his second straight World’s Strongest Viking title, he shattered that shit.
“The record has been described in Icelandic Saga book,” said Kinnunen. “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,” said Kinnunen.
“Well, today my friends, I made history!,” said Bjornsson. “As well as winning the title of The World’s Strongest Viking for the second time in a row, I carried this MONSTER LOG 5 steps! My back held up fine!
“I’m on my way to my ultimate goal, to win The World’s Strongest Man! NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!,” said Bjornsson.
I’m still skeptical about the validity of the record keeping that took place 1,000 years ago, but what I’m not skeptical about is Bjornsson’s claim that nothing can stop or break him. I wholeheartedly believe that shit.