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Worth Her Weight

This weeks story offers a rare glimpse into the Strong Man world: a male-dominated place that’s starting to open its doors to women.

Growing up, Georgia was always the fiery one. Independent, determined and committed, she was the kind of student who gave everything her all, and achieved whatever she put her mind to. When she set her sights on Oxford University she taught herself A-level Classics from the kitchen table to get there.

In just one month’s time she’ll be competing in her first Strong Man competition. She’ll be pushing her body to its limits, running with 10 stone barrels, deadlifting 18 stone bars and pulling 20 stone sleds.

But this is not just a story about getting physically strong. This is a story of pushing through mental and emotional challenges, it is about leaving the past behind and gaining strength after things go wrong.

As we follow Georgia in the lead up to the competition, we get a rare glimpse into the Strong Man world: a male-dominated world that’s starting to open its doors to women.

They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but will weightlifting really help Georgia regain control of her life?

Presented by Grace Dent
Produced by Alice Homewood

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28 minutes

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Mon 15 Jul 2019 11:00

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