Game of Thrones’ The Mountain and Worlds Strongest Man Comes to FIBO

Jun 21, 2018


 Reed Exhibitions, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority, are thrilled to welcome Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson to the FIBO Global Fitness in Africa Festival from Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October 2018 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg. Not only does Hafþór (pronounced Half-Thor), wear the crown of the World`s Strongest Man which he won last month in the Philippines, he also stars as Gregor Clegane, a knight of House Clegane and the older brother of Sandor Clegane, and better known as “The Mountain” in the HBO hit series, “Game of Thrones”.

Hafþór, or Thor as he is also known, is used to breaking power lifting records. He is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man competitions in the same calendar year. In 2015 at the World’s Strongest Viking competition held in Norway, Hafþór carried a 10-metre-long (33 ft), 650-kilogram (1,430 lb) log for five steps, thus breaking a 1,000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson !

“The Mountain” will be signing autographs and will be available for photographs on Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October. In addition to this, he will also conduct a 45-minute question and answer session on both days. Tickets are limited so confirm your personal meeting with “The Mountain” today by logging on to Computicket and purchasing tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Currently filming the final season of Game of Thrones” Thor had this to say to his legion of South African fans – “I am really looking forward to coming to the FIBO Global Fitness Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, and hope to see you there !”

The Mountain-proudly brought to by FIBO Global Fitness Africa and the Gauteng Tourism Authority.


About FIBO Global Fitness Africa

FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival is a 3-day event focusing on fitness, wellness, and health industry and that is open to the public. From 26 to 28 October, visitors will be exposed to everything (from apparel to equipment and nutrition) as well as see the latest developments in the industry. In addition, visitors will be able to take part in various group fitness activities and watch fitness competitions.

FIBO Global Fitness Africa Summit will host International and local experts who will share their expertise and insights into the latest industry trends from 25 – 26 October.  Inclusive of an exhibition & demo area to showcase the various exhibitors products and offerings, this platform is built to the industry’s requirements to not only facilitate more business, but networking and relationship building too.

About FIBO Global Fitness

From Cologne to Shanghai and Johannesburg to the United States: FIBO is expanding its global activities and establishing a direct presence in the target markets. FIBO in Cologne, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, draws about 1,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors to Germany each year. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. FIBO China has been the central meeting place of the Asian fitness industry since 2014. FIBO Africa and FIBO USA will be launched in 2018.


About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face to face through data and digital tools at over 500 events a year, in more than 43 countries, attracting more than 7m participants. East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group PLC, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

Issued on behalf of FIBO Global Fitness Africa by TPW.Agency

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