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Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg world record on Twitch

Published: 2/May/2020 18:04

by Andy Williams

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Game Thrones star Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson has made history by becoming the first man in history to deadlift 501 kg / 1104.5 lbs on a conventional barbell – edging past Eddie Hall’s four-year old record.

Aside from being the Lannister’s own personal bodyguard, Hafthor Bjornsson is one of the strongest men in the world. Having been crowned Europe’s Strongest Man five times, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man winner has been gunning for the deadlift world record for quite some time.

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After Eddie Hall completed one of the greatest athletic feats in human history by deadlifting 500 kg for the first time in 2016, Bjornsson has had his eyes on that prize ever since — and 2020 was his year.

Hafthor Bjornsson deadlift.
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Hafthor has been training towards the strongman deadlift record attempt for some time.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s deadlift world record

Despite all of the drama between Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafthor (surrounding whether the world record should count), the Icelandic giant kept his eyes on the prize and stuck to a regimented routine in preparation for the big lift — all of which was documented on his YouTube channel.

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As part of Thor’s prep, the 31-year-old lifted 440 kg / 970 lbs for three reps, while also making light work of 470 kg / 1035 lbs along the way — which was an added bonus, considering that Thor was originally meant to attempt the world record at World’s Ultimate Strongman on April 11.

With his custom-built stage set, Bjornsson pulled 501 kg with very little resistance and gave Magnus Ver Magnusson no reason to disqualify the lift.

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After clinching the record that he had longed for, Bjornsson added “I’m blessed, everything today went according to the plans, I’m over the moon.”

He also claimed he could have done more, but said “what’s the point.”

Bjornsson now holds both the conventional and elephant bar deadlift world record (at 474 kg / 1045 lbs) — a lift which is notoriously harder than conventional, due to the added ‘whip’ the bar provides on the way up.

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So with the deadlift mastered, will The Mountain turn his talents to another lift? Or will he dial in his training in a bid to earn his second World’s Strongest Man title? Only time will tell…

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.