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Published on Dec 6, 2006
This is a documentary made by Hjalti Arnason in collaboration with Goðsögn Films and Sena. It is a masterpiece and a must-have. Jon Pall was such a great man, in so many ways. He touched everyone around him, including me when I was kid. He inspired me then and continues to do so. He was very kind and friendly in person while an absolute berserk in competition; characteristics of a true viking. This is just a preview but the whole movie is 1:45 in length. Contact Goðsögn Films to get a copy. Truly is a must-have!!!
I also wanted to clear up some inconsistencies in general as well as in the documentary concerning his death. For everyone who thinks he died from steroids, all feelings aside, lets consider the facts. Jon Pall was a man with a family inherited heart defect, not acquired after he began competing or lifting, but since he was born. And so were numerous other people in his family including his sister. This has been verified over and again by family and people that knew him closely. With his heart already weakened, consuming between 10,000 and 20,000 calories in a day, straining to exert incredible amounts of energy to lift heavily, and competing in BOTH strongman as well as bodybuilding (part of the time, which meant that he would drop and add around 60 pounds depending on the season), was an incredible burden on his heart. Now Im not saying he didnt take steroids and Im not saying he did. But what I am saying is that he didnt die from them. He died from the combination of the aforementioned factors which led to the rupture of his aorta while lifting.