Doug Hepburn: The Strongman, with a fragile psyche

Douglas Ivan Hepburn (1926 – November 22, 2000) was a Canadian strongman and weightlifter. During the 1950s he was publicly known as the “world’s strongest man”. Doug was also a singer, a dog-raiser, a gym owner, a bouncer, a philosopher. He usually wore a moustache, which with his thick dark hair gave him the look of an …

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Eric Coppin: Legends Will Never Die

Eric Coppin was the best belgium lifter. In the IPF World Championship 1987 he was able to squat 360kg (792lbs) to bench press 207,5kg (456,5lbs) and to deadlift 373,5kg (823,4lbs) at a bodyweight of 83kg (182,6lbs). His feat of strength is as big as Ed Coan. At the age of 27 Eric was very young. He was definitily not in his …

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