Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson are two of the biggest names in the world of strength sports.
Both men are former World’s Strongest Man champions, and both have set incredible records in their respective events.
Eddie Hall made history in 2016 when he became the first person ever to deadlift 500 kg (1102 lbs), breaking the previous record by 35 kg.
The feat was widely celebrated as one of the greatest achievements in strength sports history and cemented Hall’s status as one of the strongest men in the world.
Hafthor Bjornsson, also known as “The Mountain” from the popular TV series Game of Thrones, is another legendary figure in strength sports.
In May 2020, he broke Eddie Hall’s deadlift record by lifting an astonishing 501 kg (1104 lbs) in a live-streamed event from his home gym in Iceland.
However, Eddie Hall has always maintained that his record was more legitimate than Hafthor’s because it was achieved in a competition setting, whereas Hafthor’s lift was done outside of a competition environment.
This has led to some tension between the two men in the past.
The tension came to a head in the lead-up to their boxing match in March 2022, when they held a press conference to promote the event.
Eddie Hall brought up the point that Hafthor’s deadlift wasn’t legit, which visibly angered Hafthor.
In the end, Hafthor got the last laugh as he defeated Eddie Hall in the boxing match.
After the fight, Hafthor returned to strength sports, but this time in powerlifting.
He has set his sights on beating the world record total, which includes the squat, bench press, and deadlift.
Hafthor has been training hard and has already set several national records in his home country of Iceland.
Meanwhile, Eddie Hall has decided to pursue a different path.
He has shifted his focus to becoming a competitive bodybuilder and has been training with some of the top coaches in the industry.
Eddie has always had a passion for fitness and is excited to explore this new chapter in his career.
However, the debate over the legitimacy of Hafthor’s deadlift record continues to rage on in the strength sports community.
Despite the controversy, there is no denying the incredible feats of strength achieved by both Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson.
Their contributions to the world of strength sports will be remembered for years to come.
Hafthor might even try to beat the world record again to prove his point and has already posted impressive footage of himself deadlifting 395 kg’s on Instagram.
As Hafthor is currently training as a powerlifter he is likely to try to beat the record again as his goal is to become a champion powerlifter.
However, it’s safe to say that both Eddie Hall and Hafthor Björnsson have both done well for themselves and keep sharing their interesting journeys on social media and frequently post videos on their YouTube channels.