Hafthor Bjornsson “The Mountain” Breaks 2 New World Records!

"The Mountain" has slain two new world records at The Loon Mountain Highland Games in New Hampshire.

Hafthor Bjornsson is 7x Iceland’s Strongest Man – 3x Europe’s Strongest Man.


Thor managed to break his own record and toss a 56 pound weight over a bar at a height of 19’9″, four inches higher than his previous record of 19’5″. The Icelandic giant also holds the world record for The Keg Toss. Check out his lift below: 

Today at New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain. 19'9" New World Record Weight Over Bar with 56lbs. Today was a good day!

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Hafthor Bjornsson set a new joint record with Steve Schmidt.

“New World Record 155kg Stone press overhead. Both me and Steve Schmidt broke the record but we couldn’t go heavier today because this was the heaviest stone around!”

Check out more from Thor:

Crossfitter vs Strongman – Alec Smith vs “The Mountain” in a Clean Ladder


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