The Land of Giants: The Largest Athletes in Sports History

7. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Probably the most famous strong man and actor since André the Giant, 6 feet 9 inch Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is best known to TV watchers as Ser Gregor Clegane on HBO’s Game of Thrones. In his off-screen life, he’s a famous Icelandic strongman and weightlifter who has won a ton of strongman contests across the world.

In March of 2018, Björnsson successfully deadlifted an elephant bar with 1,041 pounds of weight, breaking the existing record by 11 pounds. When he’s not working out at the gym, he’s busy with his acting career, and his spirit brand, Icelandic Mountain Vodka.


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