Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, a.k.a Europe’s Strongest Man, a.k.a The Mountain from Game of Thrones is running a marathon in his home country, Iceland, for a good cause. Imagine that 2.06 m (6 feet and 7 inches) and 190 kg (418 lbs) BEAST running! You can donate to this good cause in his name by following this link here.
Useful info: 1000kr = $8
Here’s what Hafthor said on his Facebook page:
ONLY 24HR. UNTIL I START TO RUN: TO ALL MY FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, FANS AND SUPPORTERS! I NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE HIT THE LINK BELOW AND SUPPORT ME. EVERYTHING HELPS.
I will participate in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon, August 23rd. My goal is to help the Duchenne organization although since I am not a very good long distance runner I will “only” run 3Km. Still, it was pointed out to me that I will expend a similar amount of energy that most people of average weight are spending on the 10Km, because of my weight and, well beyond average, amount of muscle. But muscle, or rather lack thereof is exactly the reason I am running! Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a hereditary neuromuscular disorder that occurs primarily in boys, who usually are wheelchair bound at age 10-12. DMD leads to muscle weakness associted with muscle waisting but also affects the pulmonary and cardiorespiratoty systems, eventually causing failure. The disorder is caused by a gene mutation on the X chromosome. Females will typically be carriers, while males will be affected. Since I have a lot of both muscles and strength, muscular weakness and –waisting is something I would love to help try to overcome. Therefore I will support this cause by running (jogging/walking) and help raise money to support reasearch on how to cure DMD You can pledge your support here: https://www.hlaupastyrkur.is/
einstaklingar/ keppandi?cid=21309 Remember, every little helps. The Duchaine organization was founded in 2012 in Iceland. Its purpose is to raise money to help research this difficult disease. Today there is no cure for DMD. The organization has a facebook page: facebook.com/ DuchenneCharityIceland