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Born To Overcome

A bodybuilding documentary film, following IFBB Pro Kevin Levrone’s return to the competitive stage, has been released by Generation Iron.

Born To Overcome tells the story behind the legendary 53-year-old IFBB Pro bodybuilder’s comeback, his training and prep leading up to this year’s Arnold Classic competition in Australia.

It was Levrone’s first contest since he first came out of retirement for the Mr. Olympia back in 2016 where he placed 17th. At the Arnold Classic Levrone placed 13th out of a field of 14 competitors. At the time many bodybuilding aficionados believed he had improved on his 2016 Mr Olympia condition, but he was still light years away from the condition that had made him a household name in the sport in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Levrone, also known as the Maryland Muscle Machine, competed in 68 IFBB Pro contests in his career, winning 23 Pro shows. He held this record until Ronnie Coleman set a new one in 2004. Despite placing a number of times at the Mr. Olympia, Levrone never took first place which earned him the nickname, “The Uncrowned King of the Mr. Olympia”.

Born To Overcome showcases both the mental and physical struggles of one of the most genetically gifted and beloved bodybuilders of all time.

Kevin’s Quick Stats:

Height: 1.79m

Off-season weight: 100kg

Competition weight: 110-115kg

Best Bench Press: 240kg

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