Jean-Francois Caron (strongman)
June 29, 1982 |
Les Hauteurs, Quebec,
|Known for||6 times Canada's Strongest Man
North America's Strongest Man
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||320 lb (145 kg)|
|World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2008 World's Strongest Man|
|18th||2011 World's Strongest Man|
|8th||2012 World's Strongest Man|
|6th||2015 World's Strongest Man|
|5th||2016 World's Strongest Man|
|5th||2017 World's Strongest Man|
|Strongman Champions League|
|2nd||2011 Canada SCL Semi-finals|
|2nd||2012: Sarajevo SCL Finals|
|2nd||2013 China SCL China World Cup|
|Canada's Strongest Man|
|North America's Strongest Man|
Caron holds a world record in the deadlift for the WPA Powerlifting organization. Caron deadlifted 850 pounds (390 kg) on March 14, 2010 at the CPA Provincial Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec in the 308 pounds (140 kg) weight class, weighing in at only 280 pounds (130 kg).
World's Strongest ManEdit
Caron has competed six times in the World's Strongest Man contest: in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has reached the final three times: in 2012, 2014, and 2017. He qualified 2nd in 2012 ahead of American athlete Derek Poundstone. Caron placed in the finals in 8th in 2012, 11th in 2014, and 5th in 2017.
Canada's Strongest ManEdit
Caron has won Canada's Strongest Man a record 7 consecutive times, from 2011-2017.
Strongman Champions LeagueEdit
Caron finished in 2nd place at the Strongman Champions League events in Canada & Latvia in 2011. Caron recently finished 2nd again at the 2011 SCL Finals in Sarajevo, Bosnia on Feb. 7, 2012, and 4th overall for the 2011/2012 SCL season.
North America's Strongest ManEdit
In 2012 Caron won North America's Strongest Man after coming in 2nd place the two previous years.
World's Strongest Viking 2015Edit
Caron came in third in this event.
Guinness Record 2015Edit
Caron broke the Guinness Book of Records for turning a Volkswagen 13 times in China. The previous record was 10 times by a German strong man.