HARD TO STOP Powerlifter Robert Batko, 72, of Houghton Lake, does a forward raise with five-pound dumbbells at Body and Soul Health Club in Prudenville March 23. Batko, who underwent a total replacement of his right shoulder joint in December, 2016, returned as a competitor March 17, when he set a World Record in his age group and 181-pound weight class by scoring a 440.75-pound deadlift at the ADFPF National Single Event Champion­ships at Evansville, IN. 26p1.jpg

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