„There is no point to be alive if you can't do deadlift.“

As quoted in Dhani Jones, Jonathan Grotenstein, The Sportsman (2011), p. 169
Jones & Grotenstein comment that this quote refers to Sigmarsson's "ability to lift enormous weights off the ground. Jón Páll was only 32 when he died of a heart attack brought on by - you guessed it - a deadlift."

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Jón Páll Sigmarsson1
Icelandic strongman 1960 - 1993

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