Folk-tale giant come to life Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson won his fourth Europe’s Strongest Man competition earlier this week, just a little over a month after the Icelandic strongman set a deadlift world record while taking the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic title. (It’s been a pretty good year for Game of Thrones‘ Gregor Clegane — also known as The Mountain — who I’m not legally allowed to write about without mentioning the time he threw a washing machine 4.5m through the air. Them’s the rules.)
But it’s not the Europe’s Strongest Man win alone that stands out. It’s this follow-up Instagram post, in which he makes it clear that being inhumanly strong is actually very easy for him and, to be honest, lifting 45kg stones is a hella chill way to spend an afternoon.
“I only had to finish one stone to get my 4th Europe’s Strongest Man title!” Björnsson wrote. “I decided to walk through the stones comfortably and use it as a warm up in my preparation for World’s Strongest Man!”
By Vinnie Mancuso