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Strongwoman contest honors two local victims of colon cancer

Strongwoman contest honors two local victims of colon cancer

Can an ordinary-looking woman pull an H&S Bakery truck 50 feet up the street? Or hoist a beer keg filled with water over her head? Or lug a 200-pound weight between her legs while waddling like a duck?

"Yes, she can," said Emily Socolinsky, 40, of Canton. Want proof? Check out the 2015 Charlotte Bohn Charm City Strongwoman Memorial Contest, where ladies will flex their muscles to benefit colon cancer research. The competition among women ranging in age from their 20s to 50s will be held Sept. 13 on Eden Street, between Aliceanna and Fleet, in Harbor East.

Socolinsky, who owns a strength and conditioning gym at the site, started the contest in 2012 but renamed...

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