Alexis Le Trotteur

Alexis Le Trotteur, né Lapointe (b at La Malbaie, Qué 4 June 1860; d at Alma, Qué 12 Jan 1924). Le Trotteur is the French Canadian designation of Alexis Lapointe, called so because of his fantastic running ability.

Trotteur, Alexis Le

Alexis Le Trotteur, né Lapointe (b at La Malbaie, Qué 4 June 1860; d at Alma, Qué 12 Jan 1924). Le Trotteur is the French Canadian designation of Alexis Lapointe, called so because of his fantastic running ability. He lived in the Charlevoix and Lac Saint-Jean regions of Québec, and became part of the folklore of that area. Le Trotteur could run over 240 km in a day and ran races with horses and even with trains. His stride was supposed to be 6 m long. Some said Le Trotteur had the legs of a horse, and an autopsy, performed in 1966, supposedly revealed that he had double joints and bones and muscles like a horse.