Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins of Baton Rouge again cemented her status as both the oldest and one of the fastest (for her age group) competitive sprinters in the world, according to reports from our partners at The Advocate.
At 105 years old, she set a new world and US record in the 100-meter race at the Louisiana Senior Games in Hammond, La. on Saturday.
The Louisiana native is the first woman and first American to set a Masters Track & Field World Record in the 105+ Age Division. Her time was 1:02:95.
“Wonderful!” said Hawkins while smiling when asked how she felt after the race. “I’m so happy.”
“Stay healthy and keep running. I’m going to keep running as long as I can. I find it fun, and I like doing it,” she added as words of advice for other seniors.
According to www.wwltv.com. Source of photo: internet