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Strongman Thor Björnsson sets new Guinness World Record

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  • New record Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson set a new Guinness World Record for being the fastest to carry two fridges over 20 metres. Photo/Valli

Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as Thor Björnsson or simly ‘The Mountain’, set a new Guinness World Record for being the fastest to carry two fridges over 20 metres (65.6 ft), reports the National Broadcasting Service.

Hafþór competed against the world’s strongest man, Lithuanian Zydrunas Savickas, during an Italian television show.

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Savickas was first up and managed to carry both fridges – each complete with an ice machine slot – to the end but Hafþór managed to cover the distance in what turned out the be a record time.

People might recognise Hafþór from the HBO series Game of Thrones, where he plays the role of Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane. Hafþór was the third person to depict the character but the first actor to portray Clegane in more than one season.

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