Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson at this years 2019 Arnold Sport Festival. For the second year in a row, he won the Arnold Strongman Classic Crown. Björnsson has been competing in the Arnold Strongman Classic for nine years. He worked his way up, finishing fifth in 2016, then second in 2017 before taking the title in 2018.
Prior to the lift that solidified his strongman's status for the second year in a row, Björnsson made his way around this year's Arnold Festival, even grabbing a moment with Miles Taylor. "Two champions. Congratulations," read the Arnold Sports Instagram. The 24-year-old Taylor, who has had cerebral palsy, had his own night when he was deadlifted 1
#repost @schwarzenegger · · · Two champions. Congratulations @thorbjornsson on your second consecutive Arnold Strongman victory! And thanks @smiles_taylor for helping us celebrate with your never-ending joy.
Björnsson warmed up by carrying giant rocks around, showcasing his mountainous strength at the Arnold Stone Shoulder event.
Just @thorbjornsson doing mountain things at the #ArnoldClassic