Tuesday, 19 August 2014
99 year old great-great grandmother sets world record at sprinting!
99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York, Ida Keeling, finished a 100-meter race on Tuesday with a time of 59.8 seconds at the Gay Games sporting event Ohio, becoming the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed the event in an internationally certified race.
Even though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race, she took first place in the record books.
4 feet 6 and weighing 83 pounds, Ida started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief after losing her two sons from drug-related homicides.
She lives by herself in a studio apartment and gyms twice a week in addition to running and yoga.