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Old 11-11-2021, 12:54 PM   #1
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105 year old sets world record

FOR her age group that is.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...a-world-record

quote: Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster.

“It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. When someone pointed out that 102 is less than her age and asked if that made her feel better, Hawkins answered: “No”.
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FOR her age group that is.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...a-world-record

quote: Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster.

“It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. When someone pointed out that 102 is less than her age and asked if that made her feel better, Hawkins answered: “No”.
My mom always told me to stay away from fast women.
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My mom always told me to stay away from fast women.
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"When she turned 100 she took up sprinting. In 2017 she set the 100m world record for women over the age of 100 with a time of 39:62."


"But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category"


Just goes to show practice doesn't make perfect.
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Old 11-11-2021, 05:24 PM   #5
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Someone somewhere decided we needed a 105+ age category.
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Social Security is definitely not making money off of her....
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Did she beat a large field in the 105+ race?
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I used to be a decently speedy runner and was still testing my full speed into my early 40's in basketball leagues and such.

Then flash forward to my early 50's and had a younger gf with about a 8 or 9 year old son. We were at a 4th of July event at a naval base and this kid wants to race me. So I think ok, then it hits me. When was the last time I really sprinted, I had jogged a few times during that 10 year gap and rode my mountain bike frequently. All of this flashed thru my mind in the few seconds I had to prepare for what was roughly 100 yards.

We leave the starting line and this tiny kid flashes out to about a 4 or 5 length lead off the blocks. I'm doing what I think is sprinting but my legs feel like logs as I am attempting to truly run. We reach the halfway point I've cut his lead to 3 lengths and start a competitve charge, I cannot lose to this kid lol. I pull alongside and look down at him he is taking 5 tiny strides to my one. I gather, and believe I switched leads and brush by at the finish.

I am completely spent, the kid is barely breathing and the mom who was watching from afar just gives me a look when we return like " what is wrong with this guy" and I am thinking the same thing. It was odd to actually have to concentrate on something that never required a second thought.

To be able to even walk fast at 105 years old is beyond comprehension to me. I do not think I've been in an all out sprint since and am now 56.

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FOR her age group that is.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...a-world-record

quote: Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster.

“It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. When someone pointed out that 102 is less than her age and asked if that made her feel better, Hawkins answered: “No”.
I beat that time when I was 21 and never again
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I beat that time when I was 21 and never again
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