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Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74, story by Deneen Brown, photos by Marvin Joseph for The Washington Post

World's oldest competitive female body builder: Ernestine Shepherd, age 74.

Ernestine Shepherd was added to the 2012 Guinness World Record book as the oldest female body builder

Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74 - Over the past 18 years, Shepherd has completed nine marathons and won two bodybuilding contests. ♥

Ernestine Shepherd, in shape at age 74 The Baltimore woman is listed in the 2010 and 2011 Guinness World Records as the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world. Shepherd has been married to Collin Shepherd, 80, for 54 years. ♥

75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd works out more than most people half her age. Shepherd runs ten miles a day and then lifts weights and works as a personal trainer. Shepherd is in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe it or Not as the world's oldest competitive female bodybuilder. And she didn't start working out until she was in her 50s! #nevertoolate

Listen to this clip. Only her voice gives away that Ernestine Shepherd is 75. She wakes up every day at 02:30 to fit in a 10 mile (16km) run before hitting the gym. She insists that "age is nothing but a number". "Miss Ernie", as she is known in the world of competitive bodybuilding, began training at the tender age of 71. For more information ab...

Ernestine Shepherd is 74 and holds the Guinness Book of World Record as the oldest competitive female bodybuilder ever. Check her six-pack!

Ernestine Shepherd is the oldest female bodybuilder in the world! She says "Age aint nothing but a number!"

Ernestine Shepherd

This AWESOME lady is 75 years old!!!!! WOW....Ernestine Shepherd You totally Rock!!

Can you believe Ernestine Shepherd is 74 years young. Read her story.

My Inspiration! Age is nothing but a number! 75 year old women started body building at age 71!

~Ernestine Shepherd - at any age - No Excuses.

Mrs. Ernestine Shepard the world's oldest bodybuilder:) My role model:)

Ernestine Shepherd is 74 years old. She is a personal trainer, a professional model & a competitive bodybuilder. She started exercising aged 56 & took up body building at age 72.

What if I told you the above beauty is 72 years old? Would you want to have a bod like that at 72? Heck 62? This is Ernestine Shepard, her motto is, 'Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined'. I love it when a 'normal' person has their own motto, even better when they follow it. I know what your second thought may be? Well, she must of been an athlete her whole life. Nope, Ernestine didn't start working out until she was 56 years old!