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‘Game of Thrones’ star is ‘strongest man’

‘Game of Thrones’ star is ‘strongest man’

STRONG MAN: Iceland's Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is seen here competing in the car deadlift event at the Strongman Champions League World Grand Finals 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 24. Photo: Associated Press/Lai Seng Sin

“Game of Thrones” star Hafthor Bjornsson has been crowned Europe’s Strongest Man after winning the annual contest in England last week.

The strongman-turned-actor, who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the hit fantasy series, iced out the competition in Leeds after performing a series of strength-testing challenges.

The 400-pound Iceland native was the only participant to complete the atlas stone challenge, in which one must lift a heavy concrete sphere onto a large barrel.

After he completed the task, Bjornsson ripped off his shirt and exclaimed, “I am the future of strength. I am the King of the Stones!”

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