AILEEN EGAN, 66, of South San Fran-cisco does pull-ups during a workout. Egan is training for her first body-building competition in October


South City woman, 66, steels herself for bodybuilding contest

By Emily Fancher, STAFF WRITER

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- AILEEN EGAN is 66 years old and she can pump 120 pounds of iron. Her grandkids can brag to their friends about her biceps.

No Amazon at 5 feet, 3 inches and 115 pounds, Egan is lean and strong, with pink manicured nails that make her look more the lady than the strongman.

A bodybuilder who discovered the sport as a senior citizen, she will be oiling her muscles and donning a bikini this fall when she enters her first contest.