He may be 86 years old, but weightlifting champion Marcel Perron is proving that age really is just a number

This weekend, the octogenarian retained his title at a weightlifting competition that took place in Montreal in Canada, Perron’s home town. He took home the gold despite having suffered a heart attack and a stroke last year.

Perron has been enjoying the sport of weightlifting since the 1960s and believes it is one of the keys to his long and healthy life.

Watch the video below to see Perron’s inspiring feat of strength.

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