Years ago, Richard Sandrak made a name for himself around the world as an 11-year-old bodybuilder with a rig to die for.

Back in the early 2000s, Sandrak was named the World’s Strongest Boy and had a documentary made about him and his unusual childhood.

Now 23, the Ukrainian man has ditched the weights – and found a strange new passion.

“I don’t lift weights anymore. If anything, it just got boring to me,” he told Inside Edition.

So what does he do instead?

“I set myself on fire.”


Before you get too concerned, it’s all very safe – these days, Sandrak is a stuntman for Universal Studios’ Hollywood WaterWorld show. 

In an average day, he’s set on fire up to five times, shot and plunging headfirst off 15-metre platforms.

Sandrak says he’s proud of his past and isn’t ashamed or worried about anyone finding out about it – but that he’s moving on and doesn’t want to dwell on it.

He’s also got big ambitions of becoming a “quantum scientist” or “engineer for NASA”.

Best of luck, Little Hercules!

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