105-Year-Old Sprinter Ida Keeling: “I’m Running From Old Age”

Ida Keeling is unstoppable In 2011, at 95 years old, Keeling set the world record in her age group for running 60 meters at 29.86 seconds. In 2014 at the tender age of 99-years-old, sprinter and all-around fun-loving grandma set the world record for the 100-meter dash at the 2014 Games in her age group at 59.80 seconds. In 2016, just before her 101st birthday, she set the world record for the number of push-ups in her age bracket and broke her own world record in the 100-meter dash. She also became another world record sprinter at the age of 103!

“When my two sons were murdered I questioned why God chose that for me, but never questioned His will,” explains Keeling on facebook. “My faith is what carried me through those dark times; then I was introduced to running and my life changed. I am very thankful.”

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