Strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (also known as Thor) is mostly known for playing The Mountain on Game of Thrones, but he’s been a giant on the strongman scene for quite a while now.
The 29-year-old has won the title of Europe’s Strongest Man four times as well as having won the Arnold Strongman Classic earlier this year. But there has always been one title that has eluded Hafþór, that of winning the World’s Strongest Man competition.
After having come either 2nd or 3rd in the competition for the last 6 years in a row, Hafþór finally clinched the title of World’s Strongest Man this weekend in Manila, Philippines.
Polish strongman Mateusz Kieliszkowski landed in second place, and American strongman Brian Shaw came in third place. This is the 9th time an Icelander is crowned the World’s Strongest Man, a record only topped by the United States with 11 titles.