If you cannot get your fix of world records being broken in the Olympics, perhaps The Mountain can entertain you in another way.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known to many simply as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, is one strong dude, and it’s no act. Björnsson is a professional strongman competitor from Iceland, so he is known for tossing items of incredible weight around like they are nothing. Such was the case this week when he was tossing kegs straight up in the air with mighty force. In the process, he set a brand new world record for highest keg toss at a height of 7.15 meters. The record-breaking toss came in this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition in Botswana. I mean, check this out for yourself…

That is just nuts. And how does he spend his down time? By picking up girls, well maybe just one girl. Literally.

Life’s good in Africa! @andreasif A photo posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:53am PDT

Oh to be so strong.


About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to NBCSports.com. Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.