Elizabeth Cabe wins tenth straight powerlifting world title
WEST MAUI – Seeing Elizabeth Cabe on the job at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali Resort, you would never think that the Lahaina resident is a world-class powerlifter. But at just under 95 pounds, this 50-year-old is literally and figuratively raising the bar higher and higher every year.
Nicknamed “Mighty Mouse,” Cabe recently competed in her tenth world championships at the 20th World Association of Benchpressers and Deadlifters at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 14-19.
She competed in the 97-pound weight class as part of Team Rhino of Oahu and trains at Valley Isle Fitness Center under Craig DeSoto.
At the recent WABDL event, Cabe won her tenth straight world title in the 97-pound deadlift Open class and Master category with a 325-pound effort.
She currently holds seven world records, and her current deadlift record of 341.5 pounds means she is one of the few women in the world to lift over three-and-a-half times their body weight.
She also took first place in the Master and Open bench press events and in the push pull event – a combination of bench and deadlift totals. Cabe set new world records in the Open and Master classes with a total weight of 429.5 pounds.
She was also awarded the Best Master Deadlift trophy.