Hafþór Björnsson, the monster who played The Mountain in Game of Thrones and recently set the world record for the elephant bar deadlift at 1,041llbs has finally won world’s strongest man.
The competition took place in the Philippines last weekend and notably absent was ‘The Beast’, Eddie Hall.
Eddie who won the title last year was forced out of the competition due to an injury, leaving Björnsson with far better odds of winning the title.
Six Years in the Making
Winner of the 2011, 2015 and 2016 competitions, American Brian Shaw came in third, after Polish newcomer Mateusz Kieliszkowski put on an impressive show.
It’s been a long time coming for 29 year old Thor, who has frustratingly missed out on a 1st place finish for the last six years. Gutting.
Taking to Instagram after his victory, Hafþór wrote: