'Game of Thrones' star throws beer keg 24-1/2 feet into the air

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Dec. 1, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Champion strongman and Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson chucked a 33-pound beer keg more than 24 feet into the air to break a world record.

Bjornsson, known as "Thor" to his fans and as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane to fans of HBO drama Game of Thrones, threw the 33-pound keg 24 feet and 6 inches into the air Saturday at the Giants Live strongman contest in Sweden.

"I am going to throw it through the roof," the World Record Academy quoted Bjornsson as saying prior to his feat.

Bjornsson, who previously set the Guinness World Record by throwing a lighter 27-pound keg more than 26 feet into the air, picked up event announcer Colin Bryce after his successful throw Saturday and carried the host on his shoulder for a victory lap.

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