At 5 feet tall and 102 pounds, Julie Makin, 49, might not be what you’d expect a record-setting weightlifter to look like. The Queen Anne resident set a new state and American records.
She made her medal-winning performance on Feb. 22 at the Washington State Powerlifting Championship in Columbia City. Makin lifted a record-setting 264.5 pounds in the deadlift and 182 pounds in the squat.
She has trained three times a week for nearly a decade with Seattle Gym (1530 Queen Anne Ave. N.) trainer and weightlifter Frankie Rongo.