Former Marines capture overall titles in Pacific Muscle Classic on Okinawa

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Pacific Muscle Classic guest poser Robert Timms with women's figure tall division winner Elizabeth Mendez, left, and women's figure short division and overall winner Christine McGown at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Sunday, July 16, 2017. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Pacific Muscle Classic guest poser Robert Timms with women's figure tall division winner Elizabeth Mendez, left, and women's figure short division and overall winner Christine McGown at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Sunday, July 16, 2017. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Former Marines capture overall titles in Pacific Muscle Classic on Okinawa

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 17, 2017

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — For Kenneth Walker, it was a long time coming.

The 41-year-old former Marine, who last won an on-base bodybuilding championship on Okinawa six years ago, captured the overall men’s title in the 11th Pacific Muscle Classic on Sunday at Kadena’s Keystone Theater.

“It’s been awhile,” said Walker, who took top prize at the Far East Bodybuilding Championship at nearby Camp Foster in 2011. “I’ve been waiting for this. It feels good to be back on top.”

About 350 spectators turned out for the 2-hour, 15-minute competition, which featured nine competitors in the women’s figures division and 14 in the six men’s bodybuilding categories. There was also a brief presentation by guest poser Robert Timms, a staff sergeant and pro bodybuilding competitor assigned to Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix.

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