Competing the Natural Way

By Kevin Clark

Competing the Natural Way

April 19, 2014 Updated Apr 19, 2014 at 5:37 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) One local competition wants to take the artificial out of fitness, and put the fun back in.

The 2014 OCB Big East Natural allows men and women to compete in several events such as bodybuilding, natural physique, bikini and figure.

All athletes are drug-tested throughout the competition. They also take a lie detector test before the events.

Organizers say keeping it natural allows athletes to have a healthier attitude.

"Everybody's got a different story here," said Mike Halsey, a promoter of the competition. "Whether they wanted to have a goal, or if it's just something like 'man, I can do this.' I'm thinking at the end of the day have a good time."

80 athletes participated in the competition Saturday.

There are four divisions, with the winner from each division moving onto the pros.

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