Just dropped Eddy a line to wish him all the best for Sunday, -his last meet and one of powerliftings greatest losses. I think everyone knows what I mean when I say that his records may someday be beaten, but never truly equaled. Here is the dialogue: -----Original Message----- From: brian batcheldor
To: *******@***.com Sent: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 3:18 pm Subject: Good luck Hi Eddy It's the fat boy here. Just touching base to wish you all the best for the weekend, I'm sue you'll deliver something mind boggling. Actually, I'd hoped to make it, It's history and I wanted to be there. However, I snapped my Achilles in Greece a couple of weeks ago and had it operated on last week. While there, some nice Middle Eastern doctor, probably part of some Al Queada cell, managed to slip me a bad bout of clostridium poisoning and hey, -no more fat guy! I can heavily recommend it if you ever want to come back as a 165 pounder! So, good luck mate, -jog their minds about what honest lifting really looks like. Brian Skinny boy!! Thanks for the well wishes. I will do my best and have a little fun. I think we all forgot that this is supposed to be fun. I hope to make it to Russia with you guys and get a little crazy. Tell Bolton I said hello and the rest of his motley crew. Take care. I am leaving for the airport in about 20 minutes. Eddy As you may know, Eddy regularly trawls here, stirring up shit and anonymously insulting people, particularly fat people, although bald people and those with a stammer are not excluded. But we still love him. Please get behind me now in wishing this icon of our sport the very best as the sun sets on an illustrious period of dominance. Acheivements so great that the world will never truly appreciate them for what they are. No tricks, no gimmicks, no favours needed, -just pure, unbridled power, freaky genetics and that "do or die" drive that seldom manages to complete the equation. Believe me, I'm gonna bend his ear as much as I can about being with the British Team in Russia, -can you immagine what a positive influence this guy can be, just ask Andy or Bulldog. It's an honour when this guy shows up to help you, so come on, -hastle the git to death.
good luck eddy,go for it and leave us all in awe one last time,you are a true legend.
You are the greatest powerlifter of all time! I don't believe your achievements can ever be equalled! Brian is right. Just your presence around the British team will be an inspiration to all our lifters!
Yep, it certainly is the end of an era - good luck with the final comp, it's amazing what you've achieved.
Ed is a true legend in powerlifting.
Best of luck mate, I never knew we had such powerlifting Royalty looking at the board.
have a good comp eddie,you are one person who has the respect of everyone and when you turn up (late usualley) people get inspired,a lot of your records have fallen but no one has done them as legitametley in the same style as you same kit ,tight refing ,you are still the best powerlifter ever ands its always good to see you at shows,still have to try to get you to buy a drink though lol. i know andy b appreciates you staying in touch with him and still happiley boasts that "ed coan rang me to wish me good luck''And thats a man at the top of his game.so your legacey to lifting stays with us all ,good luck and health in whatever you do now ,hope to see you soon in russia.
the greatest powerlifter of all time in deed! wishing you all the best in your last ever competition i hope you go out with a big bang and remind everyone why you have been so dominant over the years! all the best to a true legend of not just powerlifting but sporty as a hole!
Good luck Eddy its a pleasure having lifted in the same era as the greatest powerlifter that has ever lived.
Best of luck Eddy. I hope you get the 2500 total you've always wanted...
Best of luck Eddy, fair play with what you have done for the sport.
Great post from one legend to another.Lets hope Mr.Coan has a great day.
Good luck Ed. He is true legend in powerlifting. Just hope the younger lifters realise how great he is in years to come with all the new equipment... He was awesome at 82.5 kg,90kg,100kg and 110kg. I cant see anybody coming close on an even level playing field to Ed anytime soon.
I think he has inspired a lot of us at some point. Unfortunatly never have got to meet him or actually be there when he lifts but seen many vieo of him and read many interview and some articles by him All the best for the day and the future
I wish his last meet was televised. If any of you have an opportunity to tape it and post it up please do. I'd be honored to see the legond's last meet. (And hopefully it's not his last and he reaches his goals) Best of luck Ed.
well what can i say about eddy but amazing a true great ,and yes he is a friend and we have kept in touch since 92 when we met at the arnold and ever since, if he has ever missed a show of mine no matter where i was in the world at the time he always called me to say good luck,and yes its the best feeling ever to have a hero of mine as a kid to also be a friend,i really do wish him all the best but is it really the end,i am not sure about that good luck eddy
i am sure he will go out in style good luck big man
Best of luck Eddy for your final show,you are and will be always a legend in Powerlifting what ever org lifters are in you are one of the elite
I started powerlifting in 1989 (yes I really am that old) and it was Ed that inspired me take up this sport. Good luck Ed - thanks for the inspiration.
Good luck and all the best in your last competition Ed. Ed Coan is not just the greatest powerlifter of all time but the greatest Strength athlete of all time! Ed Coan to powerlifting is what Muhammad Ali is to boxing! A legend.