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Mountain top: Game of Thrones actor sets deadlift record

Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane lifted 1,104 pounds at Thor’s Power Gym in his native Iceland.
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Actor Hafthor Bjornsson participates in the launch of Monster Energy's Reign Total Body Fuel at Greeley Square Park on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in New York.

KÓPAVOGUR, Iceland — “Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, has set a deadlift world record.

He lifted 501 kilograms or 1,104 pounds at Thor’s Power Gym in his native Iceland.

Bjornsson told ESPN that "I believe today I could’ve done more, but what’s the point?” adding that “I’m happy with this.”

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

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