BODYBUILDERS from all over the world travelled to Colchester to flex their muscles in a top competition.

The Hercules Olympia, which is organised by Hercules Gym, in Colne Bank Avenue, Colchester, was held in Charter Hall.

About 150 men and women took part split between 16 categories, including modelling, fitness and best newcomer, as a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators looked on.

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