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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 29, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press april 1990 sports although she is approaching her 40th Conan is considering entering More bodybuilding competitions this Conan the bodybuilder converted Couch potato now solid As a Rock by Jim Timlick this Conan is no Denise Conan is an articulate and attractive 38yearold bodybuilder who is More than just Brawny she has twice competed in the and universe natural winning her height class last year and placing second in this years a lot of people say i must have changed it Conan says of her which has been the target of More than a few Friendly barbs by her own Conan was something of a late Bloomer in the sport of body she began competing at the age of a time when most bodybuilders begin contemplating retirement from the competitive following the birth of her son in Conan began working out at a local gym to try and get Back into three years later she was in such Good shape that other bodybuilders at the gym began to urge her to consider after judging her own results Conan decided to take their advice and she Hast looked Back i want doing anything before i had my before him i was one of those Couch i want in great shape before him but i was in really bad shape after now 1minfaettersfaapejitani was before had my i find that its helped me to age she there were a lot of people who thought Conan was joking when she announced that she wanted to begin not Only was there a Lack of respect for women bodybuilders the but there were also the doubters who didst understand or believe Conan could accomplish what she was setting out to i had this one person at the gym who thought i was too and some of my friends didst appreciate what it was that i was they didst understand until they came out to a they thought it was just a Beauty Conan has twice competed in the Manitoba provincial bodybuilding placing second in her weight category in 1986 and last year she finished a disappointing fourth out of eight contestants in the Canadian National of the jewel in omans Crown was winning the natural universe title in she came close to winning it again last month but feels she didst put in enough time preparing for her title i want going to do it at first but i got talked in to she i just want it want unto february that i committed myself to going to Conan is not Only proud of her placings in universe Competition but also of they message they Send out to her she is an outspoken critic of performance enhancing drugs like steroids and is one of a growing number of body builders who Are calling for stricter drug testing in the there int certified testing at this even at the they should Start its discouraging for the people who want to do it on their Ive never even considered defeats the whole purpose of what in doing this i want to put something like that in my this in May be the final time that Conan win compete in the Canadian nationals or just a few weeks Short of her 39th Conan says it May be time to retire from Amateur with so Many younger women coming up through the it is time to step the Only regret i have is i didst Start in approaching 40 and i would have liked to Start competing in some of the other big when youre younger you have the advantage of a lower percentage of body your metabolism is so much the Only advantage we older women have Over them is we tend to build up muscle High school athlete of the week Kilborne off to Good Start Pete passes first test by Chris Vajcner Peter Kilborne helped make his tory last at the seventh annual Certoma invitational track meet in grand North Kilborne and Grant Park High school teammate Lisa Kresky won the outstanding athlete i was surprised because its the first at the american meet that they picked Lisa and we had butterflies when they announced said it was the first test of the Young season and Kilborne passed with flying the Sinfo Otto ath Lete set a meet record of metres in the High As Well As per Sonal bests in the Long jump metres and the 100metres for this time of year All his performances were top by the end of the season he should be run Ning and jumping said Jeff Kilborne according to Kilborne entered this season with a new Atti this is the first year Hes made a real commitment to track and part of that commitment Means training under Wayne at the Assiniboia Optimist track club i let him go with our said who usually insists that his runners Only train at the High Kilborne weight trains with Grant Park but practices with Lotc athletes at the University of Manitoba after soon hell Start running at Grant following the division track and Field meet at the end of its off to the provincial aaa champions hips at the u of june Collins said he is of Kil Bornes somebody will have to be really Good to beat

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