Mahoney signs off with a record-breaking display

Mahoney signs off with a record-breaking display

By Stephen Leonard

ALAN Mahoney is taking a break from powerlifting and signed off with a superb performance at the WPU Powerlifting World Championships in Limerick this month.

Lining out in the Master Two (45/49 years) 110kg class, Mahoney weighed in at 108.8kg.

He squatted 252.5kg, bench pressed 152.5kg and deadlifted 260.5kg- all are new world records which he had held since the Irish National Championships that he contested back in April.

Alan Mahoney lifting resized

What’s more, his overall winning total was 665.5kg is a new PB and world record .

“I wasn’t at my strongest on the day, but happy overall with result” said Mahoney.

“I’m a lifetime drug-free athlete and proud to be so. I’m taking a few years break from powerlifting competitions to focus on my business and I am going to compete in strongman competitions in a year or two.

“I’m still going to train powerlifting which I have a passion for and, maybe in the future, I will coach powerlifting” he added.

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