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Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson sets deadlift world record

Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) on Saturday.

'The Mountain' lifts 501 kilograms in his native Iceland

Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland, seen in this file photo at the World's Strongest Man competition, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds). (Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world.

Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) on Saturday.

Bjornsson, the 2018 World's Strongest Man, made the successful attempt at Thor's Power Gym in his native Iceland.

"I believe today I could've done more, but what's the point?" the 31-year-old Bjornsson told ESPN. "I'm happy with this."

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'Game of Thrones' actor Hafthor Bjornsson sets a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds). 0:14

Eddie Hall set the previous record in 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships, with the Englishman lifting 500 kilos (1,102 pounds).

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