The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ wins Europe’s Strongest Man 2014

When we last saw Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, he was smushing some Oberyn Martell face in his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on “Game of Thrones.” The 6-foot-9, 420-pound Iceland native is also a pretty big deal on the strongman circuit, and earlier this month he won the Europe’s Strongest Man contest in Leeds, England.

But he didn’t just win the contest. He owned it, celebrating his victory in some sort of stone-depositing event by tearing off his shirt and bellowing, “I AM THE FUTURE OF STRENGTH, AS I AM THE KING OF THE STONES.”

And thus, “Roll Tide” was dethroned as the World’s Greatest Exclamatory Non-Sequitur.

[H/T: Danger Guerrero.]

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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