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Of Iron and Bronze – 31

31. She shut the door behind her, cutting off the light from the hallway. I settled back in. “That’s okay. I wasn’t quite asleep yet. Had enough fun?” “Yeah. I couldn’t take the crowd at the bar anymore. Especially after … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 30

30. The fabled showdown between Ricky and Myron, in which the latter was heavily favored for victory even if his training had been varied and inconsistent at best, was not to be. There had been no sign of Myron since … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 29

29. I had the meet of my life at the Arnold, at least up to that point. A six-for-six performance and my best total by far. As always, Ricky was in the warmup area for my session, along with Nikos … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 28

28. “You ready for this?” The question, directed at Libby, had come from Pete. We were squeezed into an elevator in the parking garage at the Ohio Expo Center in downtown Columbus, along with a handful of well-muscled and deeply … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 27

27. Excitement for the Arnold ran high a week away from the competition. That Saturday we were all scheduled to max out in the snatch. The impending meet and the day’s heavy training meant there was a seriousness of purpose … Continue reading

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