Weightlifting leads to Guinness record for 100-year-old Tampa woman

At the age of 100, Edith Murway-Traina is already in the just-released Guinness World Records 2022 edition. But the Tampa, Florida great-great-grandmother – and competitive weightlifter – isn't resting on her accomplishments. 

Guinness honored Murway-Traina as the oldest competitive female powerlifter on Aug. 5, just three days before her 100th birthday. It has been awhile since she has competed because the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to competitions, but Murway-Traina is currently training for one in November. 

Depending on the exercise, Murway-Traina now lifts weights of 40 to 150 pounds or more. 

"We all just do our thing … and show the world what we can do," she told USA TODAY.

Edith Murway-Traina, aged 100, will be in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2022 after getting earning the title for the oldest competitive powerlifter (female).

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A former dance instructor, Murway-Traina didn't even start lifting until the age of 91. Her friend Carmen Gutwirth, who is now 77, wanted to get into an exercise program to fend off osteoporosis, "but didn't want to do it by herself," Murway-Traina said.

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