Peter, who was billed as “The Middle Weight Champion Heavy Lifter of The World” was promoted as able to lift 681 lbs. off the floor (not specified in what manner), raise a 196-lb. dumb-bell from the floor to full extent of arm above his head, lift 447 lbs. with one finger, and lift 2500 lbs. with the use of a harness.
Louis Cyr gets a got of ink as one of the strongest men who ever walked the Earth — and rightly so — but he wasn’t the only strongman in the family. Louis had a brother, Peter, who did not inherit Louis’ immense girth, but was still very strong.