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Kenneth Gack successfully completes a 578 pound deadlift at 2009 USA Powerlifting Nationals. The Akeley native will head to the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in November. (Submitted photo)

Powerlifter hopes to be world champ

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Akeley native Kenneth Gack is headed to New Delhi, India in early November for the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships.

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He began powerlifting when he joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 years old. Growing up in Akeley, Gack said he didn't do much lifting but played around with weights.

Gack was valedictorian of his graduating class. His parents, Fran and Myron, still live in Akeley.

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