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Strong locals a no-show

 The Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs in Fort Coulonge held the area’s first Strongman Competition since the 1970’s on Saturday. Despite the low turnout for the event, the professional team still gave it their all. Above, Karl Hjelholt lifts over 350 lbs. in the deadlift, causing shock and awe in the audience.

Donald
Teuma-Castelletti
FORT COULONGE
Aug. 26, 2017
A strongman competition was held at the Centre de Loisirs des Draveurs in Fort Coulonge, but besides the professionals scheduled for the afternoon, no local strong men and women were to be seen.
Set to run from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Saturday, the morning events were supposed to feature locals entering to show off their feats of strength in powerlifting competitions. Yet the show didn’t get started until the afternoon when the trained pros – the four men as bulked up as mountains – took over.

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