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Older Americans Month: 100 Year Old Woman Sets Sprinting Record

Elder couple exercising in the park

May is Older Americans Month and in celebration we wanted to share Ida Keeling’s amazing accomplishment, she will turn 101 in several weeks, and reportedly did a push-up to celebrate her achievement.  And what did the lady do? She set a world record for centenarian women at the Penn Relays this weekend for the 100-meter dash, completing it in one minute and 17.33 seconds.

Her advice to others: “Love yourself, do what you have to do and what you want to do,” Keeling said. “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. And exercise at least once a day.”

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