Aug 1, 2009
Meet Winifred Pristell. 70 years old. A great grandmother. And current world record holder in the sport of powerlifting.
Winifred first took up the sport in her late 40’s due to her struggles with her weight. When she turned 60 she started to lift competitively in powerlifting meets. At 68, she set world records for her age in the bench press at 176.2 pounds and 270 pounds in the deadlift.
Even though she has been struggling lately with arthritis and joint issues, at 70 Winifred still works out three days a week. Next time you feel down on yourself for feeling "old," let her story be an inspiration.
Link (Kevin Nortz / The Herald)