Ed Coan

Strength Athlete
Born Jul 24, 1963

Ed Coan is an American powerlifter. He has been described as "the greatest powerlifter in the history of the sport" and the "powerlifting equivalent of Michael Jordan."

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1963 Birth Born on July 24, 1963.


1985 21 Years Old Ed Coan has failed drug testing through the IPF three times. The first time he was temporarily suspended in 1985 for the use of Deca-Durabolin, an anabolic steroid.
1989 25 Years Old In 1989, Ed Coan was once again suspended due to a positive drug test.


1994 30 Years Old Ed Coan's best result in an international, and drug tested, competition is 1,035 kg (2,282 lbs) in the 100 kg weight class at the 1994 IPF Senior World Championships. … Read More
1996 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, at the IPF Men's Open World Championships in Salzburg, Austria, Ed Coan tested positive once again and was issued a lifetime ban from the IPF.
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