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Recent Photo of Jan Todd

Post by drob357 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 pm

I am posting this recent photo of Jan Todd on behalf of David Gentle.

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Post by peter yates » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:18 pm

Jan is a lovely and gracious lady. When i was researching for an article last year she spent about half and hour on the phone with me sharing many details i doubt i could have got anywhere else and then sent me some photographs. It was all the more special because it was not long after her husband Terry had passed away and must have been a very trying time for her. For many reasons she has earned her place in the history of the iron game and physical culture.
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Post by David Gentle » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:22 am

Peter is right about Jan, she really does hold a special place in the world of strength, I have been lucky to have been in her company several times her knowledge is amazing. I also told her that in my opinion, Jan and her late husband Terry, between them must have been the strongest married couple in history, just take a look at some of their lifts humungous squats, dead lifts and lifting dinne stones , no couple i have ever heard of in the history of the iron game comes near them, in fact the funny thing is most legendary strongmen had small, almost tiny wives, eg Louis Uni or Apollon, or the other Louis , the Candian wonder Cyr, so my money is on the Todds, for example cant imagine Terry "lifting" Jan over the bar with one hand as Cyr is supposed to have done with his wife. David, just going to give the wife a "chuckie back"...
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Re: Recent Photo of Jan Todd

Post by peter yates » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:59 pm

Good point David. BTW you might want to explain for our non British gang what a "chuckie back" is, they might get the wrong idea. ;)
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Re: Recent Photo of Jan Todd

Post by dhartnet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:42 pm

Jan's a great lady, received a sad/heartfelt Xmas card this year from her reminiscing about Terry.
Glad to have met them both...
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