Woman Smashes 100-Meter Dash Record At 101-Years-Old

She’s also the oldest female to ever compete in USA Track and Field Outdoor Masters Championships.

Don’t let her age fool you. Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is 101, but she just became the oldest female athlete to ever compete  in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships. And she even  broke the world record for women her age in the 100-meter dash with her  time of 40.12 seconds.

And get this - that isn’t even her  personal best. She ran it in 39.62 seconds earlier this month at the  National Senior Games. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident didn’t even  start running until last year, and she’s also an avid bicyclist.

Hawkins likes impressing her four  children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild with her running  skills. She says, “Having a momma that can do this pleases them, and it  pleases me to please them.”

Source: Washington Post

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