Hafthor, 30, who played The Mountain in the hit HBO series, competed for the 2019 title in a series of physically demanding challenges at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, on Saturday. Over The 6ft 9in tall, 425 pound actor participate in the log lift challenge, 350kg axle deadlift, tyre flip and chain drag, Pillars of Hercules and Atlas Stones.
After winning the title, he took to his Instagram to share a series of photos of his conquering moment on the podium and his team who helped him win.
‘Europe’s Strongest Man for the 5th time! So blessed to have such great people behind me! Team Iceland baby,’ the Icelandic professional strongman proudly wrote in the caption. He continued: ‘Huge thank you to all my family, my beautiful wife and all my friends for all the help and support!!’
In an interview with Page Six, Hafthor revealed how he maintains his huge and amazingly buff figure for the competition.
‘I have been working out every day to prepare for the competition,’ he said. ‘I can lift 1,000 pounds, and I eat 10,000 calories a day. I have to eat every two hours to maintain myself,’ he added.
This comes after he recently attended the Game Of Thrones Season eight premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 6ft 9in star cut an elegant figure in a specially made suit as he towered alongside his 5ft 2in wife Kelsey Henson on the red carpet event.
She turned heads in a body-hugging black frock with a one shoulder strap that showcased her curvaceous figure.