Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by John Wood
Hector Decarie first started raising eyebrows in 1904 when he Bent-pressed 317 pounds. A few years later he met Louis Cyr in a famous challenge match. Despite the fact that they tied in the contest, Cyr passed on his title of “World’s Strongest Man” to his young challenger. It was a fitting mantle since Decarie ended up surpassing several of Cyr’s feats. Interestingly, Decarie is not as big as you would think based on the pictures of him. He stood 5’7″ and weighed only around 191 lbs.