The World's Oldest Competitive Powerlifter Says Martinis "Keep Her Going" At 100

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Edith Murway-Traina, a Guinness World Record-holding great-great-grandmother from Florida, says that daily martinis are her secret to fitness longevity.

The 100-year-old from Tampa is set to be featured in the 2022 edition of the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest competitive female powerlifter, and is currently grinding out lifts upwards of 70kg (150lbs).

"You can’t help but discover as time goes on you are healthier. You don’t even know it. You don’t even think about it," she said to USA Today. "But you become healthier because you are a part of the program."

Murway-Traina a former dance instructor, started weightlifting at 91-years-old, after a close friend wanted to start exercising regularly to prevent the onset of osteoporosis and "didn't want to do it by herself," said Murway-Traina.

"Going on a regular basis, I found that I was enjoying it, and I was challenging myself to get a little bit better and a little bit better," says the great-great-Grandmother, who is now in the middle of training for a competition in November. "Before long, I was part of the team."

"A lot of people say, 'Do you have a special diet? Is there something you eat or drink or whatever you do that helps you?' No, there is not," she says. "However, I do remind them that I make sure that I have Geritol in the morning and I have martinis at night. That keeps me going."

"One of the things I have discovered just in life in general [is] if you can't have fun there’s no point in opening your eyes in the morning," she said. "So when I open my eyes, I expect it to be a fun day".

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