Ida Keeling, 100 Years Old, Sets World Record for 100-Meter Dash at Penn Relays

Ida Keeling races in the 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 30, 2016.
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Ida Keeling isn't slowing down for anyone. The 100-year-old runner stole the crowd with her 1-minute, 17.33-second 100-meter dash Saturday afternoon at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, speeding her way to a world record, NBC Sports reports

Keeling is the official holder of the record for the fastest 100-meter by a woman 100 years or older. According to the report, there is no data on USA Track & Field or masters-athletics websites for a previous record holder. 


“I’ll be 101 in a couple of weeks,” Keeling told NBC Sports after the race. “I’ve never seen nothing like this crowd. Maybe that’s what the excitement was.”

And Keeling has some advice for those who may be wondering how she does it. 

“Love yourself, do what you have to do and what you want to do,” she said. “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. And exercise at least once a day.”

Read more at NBC Sports.

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