Sunday, February 8, 2009

Black History Spotlight for February 8, 2009-Lenda Murray

Lenda Murray is among the greatest female bodybuilders to ever live. I'm not saying this because she's black. I'm saying this for the simple fact that she has one EIGHT Ms. Olympia titles. No one (male or female) has won that many Ms. Olympia titles. It seemed like she was born to make history. During her high school and college years, she became a record-holding sprinter and varsity cheerleader. While attending Western Michigan, in 1982, Lenda became the second black homecoming queen in the university's history. She then went on to compete in bodybuilding in 1985, and as the old saying goes, the rest is history.

I couldn't find an official website for Lenda, but I did find a Wikipedia page on her, which is actually legit, believe it or not. Go to for more information on her.


Unknown said...

Actually, another African American, Ronnie Coleman is an 8 x Mr. Olympia and he will be featured at her annual Classic in Norfolk VA this year.

C-Ray said... could I forget the Big Ron?! :(

Thank you so much for the correction. ;)