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May 02. 2013 12:12PM

Monadnock pair bring home world power lifting medals

If you were standing in line with them at the grocery store, you wouldn’t guess they had a rack full of championship powerlifting medals at home. She’s only 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and he’s just two inches taller. Lizz D’Entremont Smullen of Hancock and Jeff Hadad of Peterborough look like a 40-something soccer mom and dad.

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