- Nationality: Canadian
- Height: 1.91m
- Weight: 155kg
A hero in his home country of Canada, Jean-Francois has won his national strongman title nine times in a row, consecutively in 2011 to 2019. He also became North Americas Strongest Man in 2012. He isn’t too shabby on the international scene either, since 2015 he has made his way to the finals within the top 6, in The World’s Strongest Man competitions.
As well as competing in strongman, Caron is a keen powerlifter and holds the deadlift world record in the WPA Powerlifting Organisation with a pull of 390kg. Although a little short of the strongman world record it was likely done under much more stringent conditions than the “anything-goes” rules within the strongman events. He proved his worth during the WSM 2012 heats, roaring to victory in the car deadlift against seasoned strongman competitors.
Caron claimed his world record title within the Guinness Book of Records for turning a Volkswagen vehicle over a staggering 13 times in China. The previous record was 10 times by a German strong man. Also Caron has set another world record within The Tyre Flip event at The Arnold Strongman Classic in 2016. His record was flipping the heaviest tyre weighing 612Kg (1,350lbs), he managed to flip this tyre not only once but an impressive four times!
At 38 years of age Caron still has time to improve, with his first appearance in the World’s Strongest Man finals in 2012, and placing within the 2015-2019 competitions, we’re hoping there are more big things to come from this deadlifting monster within the near future!
Most recent achievement: Caron’s most recent achievement is winning Canadas Strongest Man for the 9th time in a row! Let’s see if he can keep this winning streak going and gain his 10th win.
Here is the amazing footage of Caron flipping this humongous tyre four times! Although gaining this world record after the second flip, Caron showed great determination by not stopping there and managed to flip the tyre two more times, setting a high bar with this world record: