Introducing the 2013 Recipient of the WABDL Joe Pablo Courage Award.

Create: 12/07/2013 - 13:31
Marlene Wexler is the winner of the WABDL 2013 Joe Pablo Courage Award. Marlene has over come all odds, including beating breast cancer twice and still competing. A true profile in courage and an inspiration to us all! Alongside of Marlene are Joe Pablos sons who presented the award in honor of their father Joe Pablo. Check out the footage!

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Submitted by Team McCloskey on
CONGRATS MARLENE, KEEP UP THE INTENSITY! PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: UNBREAKABLEGEAR WESTCARYBARBELL

Submitted by mtw45 on
In 2011, four days after breaking his own WABDL bench press record with a lift of 341.5#, Joe Pablo was diagnosed with lung cancer. On his way home from the diagnosis, he told his wife: “You know what, I just set two world records in one day with pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and four blocked arteries. Imagine what I’ll do when I’m well!” He completed a successful lift at the last meet of his life, in Las Vegas in November 2012, and passed on December 22, 2012. Joe Pablo set an example for all of us, to never give up. I am honored to be the first recipient of the Joe Pablo Courage Award.