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Body Building Grandma Bench Presses, Runs Marathons At 73

Imani Sankofa

Ernestine Shephard

At 75, Ernestine Shepherd is in better shape than most people decades her junior. Up at 3 a.m. every morning, she spends her days running, lifting weights and working out other senior citizens. “I feel better than I did at 40,” she said. “I am very, very happy.”

In less than 20 years, Shepherd has morphed from a “prissy” woman who never exercised to the Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest female bodybuilder. Learn more about Ernestine Shephard

A die-hard “Rocky” fan — “Sylvester Stallone is my man,” she cooed — Shepherd is preparing for a body building competition this weekend. Read full article


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