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Doctor strong
Monroe Clinic’s Dr. Eli Burks wins international powerlifting competition
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Eli Burks, a family medicine doctor at Monroe Clinic, stands in front of his weightlifting equipment in his private gym he built in his basement. Burks won the gold medal at 105 kilograms (231 pounds) at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Sweden in June. - photo by Marissa Weiher
MONROE — When Eli Burks was in high school in Missouri, he entered the Push-Pull competition at the Show Me Challenge. Although he had never done power lifting prior, he showed up and won it.