78-year-old woman goes viral after deadlifting 225 pounds

A 78-year-old woman is making headlines for her lifting skills. Shirley Webb from Illinois can deadlift 225 pounds, and there's a video to prove it. A short clip of Webb working out was posted to Instagram and is now going viral. As you can see below, she lifts that weight not once, but three times! 


Shirley is 78 years old but she can deadlift 225 pounds three times! (via @jwright0123)

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According to ESPN, Webb started working out at Club Fitness in Illinois with her granddaughter about two years ago. Prior to that, she had difficulty climbing stairs without holding onto the railing. Now, she says she goes to the gym at least twice a week and has won state records for her age group in Illinois and Missouri.

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