Glentogher man competes at Hercules Olympia

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Inishowen man, Ronan Doherty, from Glentogher, won his category in a UK based bodbuilding competition and missed out narrowly on the overall top award.

On Saturday last top bodybuilders from Ireland and the UK arrived at The Charter Hall Colchester to do battle to win the title of Mr Hercules Olympia 2013. The Hercules Olympia is one of the UK’s elite bodybuilding competitions. The competition has many categories that include men, women, couples.

Ronan competed in the Super Tall Class, winning his category, describing the competition as “a long tiring day”.

“As they called the placing’s for the top three I waited to hear my name they called me last on stage so it was final I was the winner I was very happy to hear that I had won the first place title in my category.”

Photographer and friend Paul Cullen says Ronan is no stranger to the sport of bodybuilding and has won many titles far and wide. He was the Champion at the age of 17, winning teenage titles here in Ireland and the USA.

Paul said Ronan was keen to thank those who had supported him and added: “He’s a man who loves the sport and he puts many hours into his training and is very careful with his diet. He enjoys every minute of the sport.”