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    Game of Thrones evil knight 'The Mountain' reaches peak in Strongest Men competition

    Aug 1, 2015

    POPULARLY known as 'The Mountain' on the popular HBO series 'Game of Thrones,' Hafthor Bjornsson is more than your average muscled brute. 

    The 26-year-old actor from Iceland is also a professional strongman who regularly enters competitions when not playing the role of the evil knight Gregor Clegane.  

    Earlier this month, Bjornsson won for the second year in a row in Europe's Strongest Man competition.

    A former member of the Icelandic national basketball team before a knee injury forced him to retire from the sport, the 6-9 Bjornsson has also competed in the World’s Strongest Man, finishing second in 2014 among several podium finishes, and the Strongman Champion’s League.

    But don’t take our word for it, watch some of the incredibly heavy lifting ‘The Mountain’ did to get to the top:

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