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Longevity in Strength Sports - Chris Vachio

Strongman

 My first strongman competition was on August 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  I watched the Lions play the Browns in a preseason game just after the Lions drafted Matthew Stafford with the #1 pick following their 0-16 season.  Walking up and down stadium stairs after your first contest (or any contest) is exact as fun as you’d expect, but I digress. I’ve done over 100 more since then (lost count, honestly), never competing less than 10 times in any given year from 2009 until 2017.  I’ve competed in 17 states and Australia. I tore my left rotator cuff in 2017...

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