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Ernestine Shepherd has the kind of abs women 50 years her junior would rather like. At 75 years old, she is officially recognised as the world’s oldest female bodybuilder and – wait for it – she didn’t take up weightlifting until she was 71 years old: an age when most grannies are settling into a daily routine of tea and Eggheads. Ernestine is proof that, maybe, there is hope for us yet.


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