UPDATE: Amazing 97-year-old Sprinter Sets World Track Record

UPDATE: Amazing 97-year-old Sprinter Sets World Track Record

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Track record holder is 97Ida Keeling has set a record as America’s oldest sprinter. The Bronx athlete started running when she was already a senior, at 67. Her training regimen includes lifting weights, riding a stationary bike, and running the halls of her apartment building at home.

“Sometimes, before I run, I feel like maybe I’m too tired,” Ida said.

But that doesn’t stop the 97-year-old from competing.

Watch Ida break the record for fastest 100 meter sprint in the 90-years-and-above age group.

(Updated from a story in 2011 – Thanks to Reena Rosskopf for suggesting the story on our Facebook page!)

 

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