Jean-Francois Caron (strongman)

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Jean-Francois Caron
Born (1982-29-06) May 6, 1982 (age 31)
Canada Canada
Occupation Strongman, Powerlifting
Known for 3 times Canada's Strongest Man
North America's Strongest Man
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 310 pounds (140 kg)
Competition record
Competitor for  Canada
World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2008 World's Strongest Man
Qualified 2011 World's Strongest Man
8th 2012 World's Strongest Man
Strongman Champions League
2nd 2011 Canada SCL Semi-finals
2nd 2011 Latvia
2nd 2012: Sarajevo SCL Finals
4th 2011/2012 Overall
2nd 2013 China SCL China World Cup
Canada's Strongest Man
2nd 2008
3rd 2009
2nd 2010
1st 2011
1st 2012
1st 2012
North America's Strongest Man
2nd 2010
2nd 2011
1st 2012

Jean-Francois Caron (born June 29, 1982) [1] is a strongman and powerlifter from Canada.[2]


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).[3]

World's Strongest Man[edit]

Caron has competed three times in the World's Strongest Man contest in 2008,2011 & 2012. He reached the final in 2012 qualifying 2nd ahead of Derek Poundstone. He finished the final in 8th place overall.[4]

Canada's Strongest Man[edit]

Caron has won Canada's Strongest Man 3 consecutive times from 2011-2013.

Strongman Champions League[edit]

Caron finished in 2nd place at the Strongman Champions League events in Canada & Latvia in 2011.[5] 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.[6]

North America's Strongest Man[edit]

In 2012 Caron won North America's Strongest Man after coming in 2nd place the two previous years.


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