Hepburn, Douglas

HEPBURN, Douglas, weightlifter (b 16 Sept 1927, Vancouver; d 23 Nov 2000, Vancouver). As a youth he was scrawny and handicapped by a withered leg, the result of an operation to correct a clubfoot. He began weightlifting in school and although he was entirely self-taught he won the US championship at Los Angeles in 1949. By that time he weighed 125 kg and was competing in the heavyweight division. Still a relative unknown, he raised money by performing feats of strength in public and paid his...

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