Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Jan Todd and Dr. Terry Todd.
Dr Terry Todd was an academic, journalist, champion lifter, coach, sport promoter, founder of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin, and founder and director of the Arnold Strongman Classic. He died in July 2018.
Dr Jan Todd was a pioneer in her own right. Jan made significant contributions to the early development of women’s powerlifting—writing the first draft of its rules, serving as head of both the American and International Women’s Committees—and twice serving as national coach.
She was also twice chosen as coach of the USPF men’s team—making her the first woman to coach a men’s team at a world championship in any strength sport. In 1978, Jan also became the first woman to lift the famous Dinnie Stones in Scotland—a feat no other woman would master for 40 years. She remains the co-director of the Arnold Strongman Classic.
The Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented annually since 2000 to an individual who has made notable contributions to the fitness industry and offered a lifetime of service to the enhancement of sports performance and promotion.
Photo courtesy Arnold Sports Festival (Dave Emery)