Being a Juggernaut is all about chasing the impossible and what’s more exemplary of that than chasing a 1,000-year-old record held by a Viking?
The second annual World’s Strongest Viking took place in the beautiful country of Norway, 3051 feet above sea level, with a stunning view of a beautiful lake and miles and miles of snowy mountain tops and frigid temperatures.
12 competitors set out to Norway in order to battle for title of World’s Strongest Viking in 6 different competitions:
- Front Viking Sword hold
- Viking ship pull
- Yoke (carrying a log on the shoulders)
- Hercules Hold (Giant timber logs)
- Viking press
- Loading stones onto platform.
After 6 grueling competitions in the frigid outdoors of Norway, only 1 competitor remained. Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. Sound familiar? You may know him better for his role in Game of Thrones as “The Mountain” but now he’s also known as the World’s Strongest Viking.
That wasn’t enough though, he wasn’t satisfied with just winning the title of World’s Strongest Viking, he set out to chase a 1,000-year-old Icelandic record.
Legend has it, according to the Icelandic Sagas, Orm Storlfsson had 50 Vikings help place the mast of a Viking Ship similar to the 1,433 pound log Bjornsson hoisted, on his back and after doing so, managed to carry it three steps before he was crushed by the weight, breaking his back. Up until today, many have tried to rewrite history, but all have failed. That was until The Mountain showed up.
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, carried the 1,433-pound log on his back for five steps, shattering the previous record set by Orm Storlfsson a millennium ago where he walked three steps. Luckily for Bjornsson, he made it 2 steps further and without the broken back. I guess there’s a reason why he’s called the Mountain and after his monstrous and record setting feat he took to Instagram posting the video with the caption “NOTHING CAN STOP ME!! NOTHING CAN BREAK ME!!"
Chase the impossible and become unstoppable! 👇 What are you chasing?