At the peak of his career he was considered the strongest man alive.
Doug is now acknowledged by many – along with Paul Anderson – as the grandfather of modern powerlifting.
Like Louis Cyr, nearly a century before, Hepburn put Canada firmly on the map in the strength world.
Doug was a truly multi-talented individual, whose skills and interests took him beyond the realms of sport to make him an inventor, storyteller, philosopher, and singer.
Most importantly Doug Hepburn should be seen as a true strength innovator.