Game of Thrones actor Thor Bjornsson, also known as ‘The Mountain’ in the HBO hit show, has become the World’s Strongest Man after years of coming close in previous competitions.
THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN 2018! 🥇🙏 . . Want to thank all of my family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way. . Special thanks to my coach @australianstrengthcoach and my nutritionist @stanefferding . . Also want to thank my sponsors, @kjotkompani @sbdapparel @roguefitness . . Congratulations to @kieliszkowskimateusz and @shawstrength for their second and third finishes! . #numberone
The Icelandic 6-feet-9-inch and 400 pound giant of a man had never won the title before despite his incredible strength. On Sunday in the Philippines, the three time runner-up and three time third place finisher finally achieved this long-term goal.
During the World Strongest Man competition these heavyweights compete in crazy feats of strength including Car Deadlifts, Truck Pulls and using Atlas Stones in a grueling endurance race. Each event is truly a sight to behold.
The New York Times highlights that the World’s Strongest Man competition will be televised in the United States in June on CBS.