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Ida Keeling: 99-Year-Old Sprinter Sets World Record

Ida Keeling: 99-Year-Old Sprinter Sets World Record

IDA KEELING idaEven though Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, she took first place in the record books.

The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York  finished the 100-meter race Tuesday with a time of 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in the 95-99 age group to have completed the event in an internationally certified race, according to her daughter, Shelley Keeling.

(In June 2012, Ida, then 97, ran the 100-meter in 51.85 at the USA Track and Field East Regional Championships.)

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