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Posted: October 15, 2015

94-year-old Florida woman becomes powerlifter


By Zach Dennis

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

It may be time to go to the gym because 94-year-old Edith Traina is outdoing most of us.

Traina started powerlifting at age 91 and has since become hooked by the competition, WTVT reports.

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"(My friend) dragged me kicking and screaming to the gym, and I figured I'd keep her happy for a while and get her off my back, but I got hooked," she told WTVT.

Since starting her training, Traina has competed in more than a dozen competitions and is the only person in her age group.

"With this I just walk up lift it put it down. I get all this applause, great for the ego," she said.

Traina hopes that her work will inspire others to try something new. Next on the docket? Setting a personal lift record for her 100th birthday.

"I'm looking forward to doing at least 200 pounds by the time I'm 100 so I can celebrate my centennial," she said.

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