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Louis Uni

Louis Uni was a strongman born in France in 1862, most popular for his grip strength. Before he became Apollon the Mighty, Louis ran away from home when he was just 14 to perform for Caramagne circus, but a couple of policemen spotted him during a performance and brought him back to his family. His […]

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Max Sick

Max Sick

Max Sick was a strongman and gymnast from Austria born in 1882, most famous for developing the Maxalding system with Monte Saldo. But he did much more than that. Early Life Born to Swiss parents, Maxick developed rickets and dropsy along with lung problems at a very young age. This set of conditions set him […]

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Bob Peoples

John Robert Peoples (Bob Peoples) was born on August 2nd in 1910 and he was never small or weak. He grew up on a farm where he started training at the age of 9, using his father’s 50 pound dumbbells and heavy stuff around the farm he could lift. Until he moved to his own […]

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Otto Arco

Otto Arco

Otto Arco (real name Otto Nowosielsky) was a Polish strongman and wrestling champion. He was born in 1881 and 22 years later he won the Austrian wrestling title, despite the fact he was only 5’2. He was considered to be the best wrestler in the world, pound for pound. Otto had the build of a […]

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