In December, Star reporter Kathleen Allen set out to participate in the Tucson Senior Olympics Festival power lifting event, in spite of the fact that she had never power lifted, had arthritis, was overweight and not athletic. Her journey was chronicled in the Star. This video was made on her final lift at the Jan. 29 competition, when she lifted a personal best of 150 pounds. It astonished her. That roar? Courtesy of slo-mo technology. Find her stories on