Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Strongest Man in the World

Antoine Bertrand plays Louis Cyr

A new film was released a month ago here in Canada based on the life of Louis Cyr considered to be the strongest man in the world. Born Cyprien-Noé Cyr the legendary strongman changed his name to Louis Cyr when he moved to Boston in order for people to know how to pronounce his name.

From Wikipedia:

While several of Cyr's feats of strength may have been exaggerated over the years, some were documented and remain impressive. These included lifting a platform on his back holding 18 men, lifting a 534-pound (242 kg) weight with one finger and pushing a freight car up an incline. He also beat Eugen Sandow's bent press record (and therefore the heaviest weight lifted with one hand) by 2 pounds (0.91 kg) to a total of 273 pounds (124 kg).

LOUIS CYR at Wikipedia


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