Strongest boy in the world child bodybuilder unrecognisable as he turns 17

A 17-year-old once labelled as the 'world's strongest boy' is now unrecognisable 13 years after breaking world records for his amazing strength aged just four.

Romanian Giuliano Stroe, who took to social media to update fans on his current look, became headline news when he became a Guinness World Records holder for the fastest 33-foot hand-walk on record.

He did it live on Italian television, with a weighted ball on his leg.

In 2010, he also broke the record for the most 90-degree push-ups. He did 20, breaking the previous record of 12 live on Romanian TV.

Posting an update photo on his Facebook page of himself clutching a picture of his younger self complete with stacked physique, he wrote: “17 and 4 years old and a Guinness World Record medal.”

He posted it with a link to a YouTube video of himself breaking another world record in Madrid, aged just four. Social media fans loved it, racking up 7,000 likes.

Jan Pennings wrote: “You're a good looking boy."

And Lewis Garcia added: “Still the best, you've grown so big."

In 2014, Giuliano's 35-year-old fitness fanatic father Iulian Stroe, had spoken of his determination to make his son famous and put him through a gruelling two-hour regime each morning in Florence, Italy where his family lived.

But Iulian's plans went awry and he was forced back to Romania. He was making a living from scrap metal trading in the village of Icoana, and had hoped to come to the UK to find either work or a sponsor for his boys.

And if that worked, then the boys and their mother would join him in the UK.

At the time, Giuliano posted on his Facebook page that his dad was planning a move to the UK so he could work – but he didn't want him to go.

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"Who will take care of us?" he asked. "Alone here is sad and dangerous. Help him to get a job near to us. Thank you."

However, it appears as though the family stayed in Italy, and the family are now looking at setting up a private boxing club where Giuliano and brother Claudio can compete and participate in the National European Championship.

Giuliano and his brother continue to document their fitness efforts on their YouTube channel.

Among their brutal workouts are heavy deadlifts, dumbbell bicep curls and boxing.

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