Washington man places among world's strongest

By WEEK Reporter

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Just days after turning 75 years old, a Washington, Illinois man has placed among the world's strongest for his age.

The Washington Native is a national weightlifting champion.

Recently, he traveled to Ukraine for the World Weightlifting Championship.

Millard placed 2nd in his class, lighting a total of 120 kilos -- which is equal to about 264 and a half pounds.

Ron was among 11 U.S. men aged 40-80 that participated.