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Powerlifter Makes Another Landmark

STRANRAER’S age-defying powerlifter Bill McFadyen made another landmark in his amazing career by taking gold at the World Masters’ in Texas last week.

And not content with just the top prize in his 82.5 kilogram class, Bill also created a new world record for the category by lifting 162.5 kilogrammes!

At 68-years-old, Bill, from Foundry Lane, Stranraer, could be more than excused for leaving the weights on the rack now and settling for the more relaxing aspects of retirement.

But that is not in the former British Aerospace worker’s mentality and he was already back in the gym, just three days after returning from Texas, in preparation for next month’s British Championships.

"There is an inner flame burning inside me that tells me I have got to compete" says Bill.

"It is a thing that you have got to be born with, otherwise I would have given up long ago. I come to one stone wall and I have got to go through it, then I come to another and I have to keep going.

"I will keep going until they carry me out of the gym in a box" he worryingly declares.

 

 
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