Icelander Breaks Deadlift Record

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Icelander Breaks Deadlift Record

By Zoë Robert
Benedikt Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter

Benedikt Magnússon.

Icelandic powerlifter Benedikt Magnússon recently broke the world record for raw deadlift at Europe’s Strongest Man 2014 competition after lifting 461 kilograms (1,015 pounds) on Saturday August 9, earning him the title Europe’s Strongest Man 2014. 

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, a fellow Icelandic strongman competitor who plays Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in Game of Thrones, can be seen congratulating Hafþór in the clip below.

Iceland has a long history of participation and success in strongmen competitions.

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