Michigan Woman Sets Powerlifting World Records at 78
I'll say it again, age is just a number. One Michigan woman is out to prove you're just as old as you feel, and I wouldn't argue with her if I were your.
Nora Langdon is quite the athlete. She deadlifts close to 400 pounds- squats 380 and bench presses up to 185. Did I mention she's 78 years old?
Langdon was a realtor 13 years ago when she made the decision to get into shape. She headed for gym and found her passion in powerlifting. Langdon, who trains at The Royal Oak Gym with Art Little, is setting world records left and right.
Langdon is making a major name for herself in a sport she never thought she would be involved in as a grandma. Since she started her weightlifting career in 2007, Nora has competed in 22 powerlifting meets and has won 20 of them. She has already set 19 world records for her age group.
"You just have to put your mind to it," she told Fox 2. "Your mind and your body and be consistent. As long as you're consistent you can do it."
So what exactly is the secret behind this power house of a woman? Faith and determination. She says anyone can get in shape if you believe in yourself.
"Get up off that couch, go walking, walk a mile starting, then you can end up with five miles," Langdon said. "You just have to be consistent and keep doing it and don't let your mind or people tell you you can't."
Nora Langdon is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She will chase another world record this weekend when she competes again.