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King Kong Shoulders

Harold Kelly has had a great run atop the IFBB Pro League Wheelchair Division. His shoulders obviously can carry the weight of being at the top.

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Ian Spanier

How do you feel the wheelchair division is doing so far?

Man, a lot of credit has to go to Nick Scott, who did a lot to get us started—and he was competing, too. We started with one show a year in Texas, and now we’re in Toronto, we’re at the Arnold Classic, and hopefully, at some point, maybe this year, there will be a wheelchair show at the Olympia. We’ve come a long way in a short time, and I’m proud to have been a part of it.

What has it been like for you as an athlete? Many see you as the top guy in the division, and it’s hard to argue with the two Arnold wins.

I guess for me it’s more of a realization of the position I’m in. It’s not an ego thing for me, but I know that being here gives me an opportunity to help the division grow and become better. Arnold had his run, Ronnie Coleman had his, and I guess this is mine. I tell these younger guys, “It could be you. You might be up next, so be ready.” I’m 46, so I know this won’t be forever. If I can do this now and help the sport grow so the guys coming up can be in a better position, then that’s great for everybody. 

 

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