The Mountain Smashes Keg Toss Record At World’s Strongest Man

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – AKA The Mountain to Game of Thrones fans – is giving fans in Botswana plenty to shout about at World’s Strongest Man 2016.

The Icelandic two-time winner of Europe’s strongest man is making light work of the group stages in Africa, setting a new world record in the process.

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The achievement came on day three of the competition in the keg toss, with Thor launching the 15kg barrel an almighty 7.15m over the high bar.

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And the man himself isn’t being modest about the acivement.

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Thor posted a message to Instagram saying:

Day 3. Keg toss. 15kg over 7.15meters. New world record. I had plenty more in the tank!

Day 3. Keg toss. 15kg over 7.15meters. New world record. I had plenty more in the tank!

A photo posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on

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Currently sat at the top of group three the 6ft9 former basketballer is looking a genuine contender, but there is still a long way to go.

American Brian Shaw and Britain’s Eddie Hall remain in Thor’s path with both men currently topping their groups.


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