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10/14/07

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Louis Cyr - Canada's Strong Man

Louis Cyr - October 10th, 1863 – November 10th, 1912

In his day Louis Cyr was considered the strongest man in the world. He was born, in 1863 in Montreal, Canada, and was a police officer.

Cyr defended his strongman title in many contests, several of these events being held in Europe.

His accomplishments included being able to lift a platform with four full grown horses on it. He was also noted for being able to place a barrel of cement on is shoulder with only one hand, or pick up over 225 kg with one finger! 88|

He once even held two horses to a standstill that were heading in opposite directions.

Source: It Happened In Canada, By Gordon Johnston

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