99-Year Old Sprinter Sets World Record In Ohio

99-Year Old Sprinter Sets World Record In Ohio

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 This is one for the record books.

A 99-year old sprinter set a world record on Tuesday at a track event in Akron, Ohio.

Ida Keeling is only a year away from turning a century year old, but she bravely got down on the track running in a 100 Meter Dash during this year's annual Gay Games.

Keeling's clocking time of 59.80 seconds setting a world record for her age group and while it might not have won her the race among her younger competitors, onlookers were still impressed.

“I feel I'm still a winner. That's all," Keeling said.

Keeling says she began running in 1967 to deal with the grief of losing two sons.

The great, great grandmother says she is optimistic about racing next year and breaking yet another record as a 100-year-old pro.

"My doctor told me two years straight I'm as healthy as a healthy 20-year-old. Hooray," she said.

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