Saturday ought to have been the working of the horses on the Kentucky Derby, which is often known as probably the most thrilling two minutes in sports activities.
Essentially the most thrilling two minutes in sports activities was changed with what might need been probably the most thrilling seconds in sports activities in fairly a while.
Hafþór Björnsson, who performed The Mountain on the HBO hit collection “Recreation of Thrones,” deadlifted 1,104.5 kilos Saturday, setting a brand new world document for probably the most kilos deadlifted.
“That is historic. I’m happy with myself,” Björnsson stated after setting the document.
Björnsson expanded a bit extra in an Instagram post that celebrated his historic elevate.
“I’ve no phrases,” Björnsson wrote. “What a tremendous day, one I’ll bear in mind for the remainder of my life.
“I stated I used to be coming for it and as soon as I set my thoughts on one thing I’m a canine with a bone. Need to give an enormous shoutout to my household, buddies, coaches, followers, sponsors and haters, all of whom helped this elevate be potential.”
Björnsson, a 6-foot-9, 452-pound man from Iceland, has garnered accolades for his power previously. After six top-three finishes, Björnsson received the 2018 World’s Strongest Man contest. He completed in third place in 2019. He’s additionally completed in first place within the final three Arnold Strongman Classics and the final three Europe’s Strongest Man competitions.
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