Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the man known to “Game of Thrones” fans as “The Mountain” and the reigning World’s Strongest Man, says he has taken steroids.
In a lengthy interview with ESPN’s E:60, Bjornsson was asked whether he had ever taken steroids, long associated with the sport of strongman.
— E:60 (@E60) April 14, 2019
“Yes, I have,” Bjornsson says in the 2017 interview, which aired Sunday morning on E:60.
“When you want to be the best, you do whatever it takes.”
Asked how often he takes steroids and if he’s still doing it, Bjornsson deferred:
“Can we just skip those questions?”
The annual World’s Strongest Man competition officially prohibits the use of PEDs, but it is not clear the extent or effectiveness of its drug testing for its athletes.
I don’t believe anyone thought this guy was naturally this large.
This year’s World’s Strongest Man competition is scheduled for June 13-16 in Bradenton, Florida. Bjornsson said he plans to be there to defend his title.
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