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‘It takes over your life’: Britain’s world champion strongwomen on the joy of pulling trucks and flipping tyres
Three UK women have won six out of the last seven World’s Strongest Woman contests. They explain how they broke into the world of super strength

Daniel Dylan Wray

16, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I became a powerlifter at 71 – and I’ve never felt so good about myself’
Peeps Nicol was newly widowed, ‘really unfit’, and struggling with MS when she first visited her local gym last year. Now she can deadlift 55kg and has begun competing

Paula Cocozza

24, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Three things with Adam Spencer: ‘I’m nowhere near an Adonis type but I love to throw some steel’
In our weekly interview about objects, the broadcaster and maths nerd tells us about his ‘favourite toy’

As told to Katie Cunningham

04, Jun, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Gwendolyn Leick obituary
Other lives: Researcher and lecturer who wrote 14 books about ancient near eastern history

Peter Beardsell

21, Mar, 2023 @10:50 AM

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The truth behind 10 of the biggest health beliefs
Should we really be aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day, or drink two litres of water? Time to sift fact from fiction

Joel Snape

04, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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World’s Strongest Man and Christmas: a 40-year tradition for British fans
Eddie Hall, the 2017 champion, recalls his memories of the event, its future, and why it has kept a festive spot on UK television

Ed Aarons

26, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Emily Campbell sets weightlifting record in Commonwealth Games win
Emily Campbell, who won silver at Tokyo 2020, was triumphant the in 87kg+ division and she said: ‘You could call it a perfect Games’

Tumaini Carayol at the NEC Birmingham

03, Aug, 2022 @6:15 PM

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Mabia Aktar raising the bar for female empowerment in Bangladesh
The weightlifter Mabia Aktar has overcome financial hardship in Bangladesh to compete at the Commonwealth Games and raise the bar for female empowerment

Jessica Murray

03, Aug, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Eileen Cikamatana makes history with weightlifting gold for Australia
Australian weightlifter becomes the first woman to win gold for two countries after switching allegiances from Fiji after the Gold Coast Games four years ago

Guardian sport

03, Aug, 2022 @2:29 AM

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Experience: I’m a 79-year-old world champion powerlifter
People look at me and say, ‘She won’t be able to lift that.’ I like surprising them

Nora Langdon

20, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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My party outfit was so fancy I couldn’t even use the toilet. Some joker still told me I looked ‘comfy’ | Jessica Fostekew
I like a compliment as much as the next woman. But why do they so often leave us smarting, asks the comedian, actor and writer Jessica Fostekew

Jessica Fostekew

25, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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World-record powerlifter Tamara Walcott: ‘What does 641lbs feel like? It feels light!’
The 38-year-old was largely unfamiliar with her sport five years ago. Now she is one of the strongest people on the planet

Kristen Doerer

30, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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