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World record powerlifter is trans and genderfluid, living as Janae Marie Kroc

World champion powerlifter and elite bodybuilder "Kroc" Kroczaleski is transgender and genderfluid, and is living as Janae Marie Kroc.

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Janae Marie Kroc has been sharing on Instagram for over a year.
Janae Marie Kroc has been sharing on Instagram for over a year.

Editor's note: Kroc was living as both genders at the time of publication.

World record holder and world champion power lifter “Kroc” Kroczaleski has acknowledged publicly that she is transgender and has selected the name Janae Marie Kroc.

Kroc labels herself on her Instagram account: "Transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body." She has been posting photos of herself on that Instagram account for over a year. It seems she had some facial reconstructive surgery in the spring of 2014 as part of her transition. She has not posted any photos of herself on her Twitter account for about a year.

Some fans seem to be in disbelief, but all signs point to a transition for Kroc. Kroc's name is well-known in bodybuilding circles for his creation of the "Kroc row" back workout.

She wrote to the site Gymflow100:

Being a total alpha male and transgender definitely makes me unique even in the transgender community. ... Gender identity and personality tests that I have taken in an effort to figure myself out always indicate that I am both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine. Exactly what I need to do to be at peace with myself is something I am still not 100% certain of. Transitioning is a very difficult process and even tougher at an oder age (I'm 42). ... And living as a transgender woman that is honest about her situation is very difficult and can be dangerous. I am a very realistic person and I don't think the transitioning will magically solve all of my issues without creating new challenges. Whatever path I choose there will be sacrifices to be made."

Read the rest of Kroc's statement here.

Caitlyn Jenner. Now Janae Marie Kroc. Two women known to the public for being powerful men. What a year this has been.