Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 by John Wood
Victor DeLamarre was another great name in the long line of Canadian Strongmen. He was one of thirteen children and built the foundation for his great strength at a young age by farming and working as a lumberjack.
When he was 14 years old, DeLamarre studied the exploits of Louis Cyr and declared that he would one day break Cyr’s records — a rather bold statement for someone who weighed all of 110 pounds at the time. Amazingly, this would come to pass on April 2nd, 1914, when, at age 25, DeLamarre bent-pressed 309-1/2 lbs at the Arcade theater of Montreal.