samedi 28 mars 2015

Victor Delamarre

"Notre race canadienne-française, surtout dans nos campagnes, est demeurée une race robuste et forte, parce qu'elle est une race jeune, frugale, profondément morale et chrétienne. Dans la région saguenéenne, particulièrement, il n'est pas rare de rencontrer des hommes doués d'une force physique remarquable. " (Source : " Victor De Lamarre, le roi de l'haltère ", C. de la Roche, 1924)

Taylor-made for Strength
His corpse was studied by a local university and they found had a spinal width of 4 inches, twice as large as contemporary strongmen and that his tendons had been twice the size of a normal human's. Thicker tendons from birth means a MUCH greater strength potential.


Date of Birth: September 24, 1888 
Place of Birth: Lac St. Jean, Quebec 
Date of Passing: March 13, 1955
Height: 5'4", 5'5", 5'6" or 5'8" depending of the source
Weight: 154 or 178 lbs depending of the source
Sport: Weightlifting 


Lifted world record weight of 309.5 lbs with one hand overhead holding it for 3 seconds.
Lifted 201 pounds with one finger 
Lifted platforms with 60 people weighing 7000 lbs 

Reported to have had 1,500 bouts as a pro wrestler 

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