Hennything Is Possible For 102 Year Old Ida Keeling
At the sweet age of 67, Ida Keeling from Harlem, Manhattan, New York was convinced by her youngest daughter, Shelley, to run in a mini run. Now 35 years later at 102, Ida holds 4 world records since she first began her track and field career. In 2011 at the age of 95 Ida set the world record for running 60 meters at 29.86 seconds. In 2012 she set the W95 American record at the USATF Eastern Regional Conference Championships at 51.85 seconds, In 2014, at the 2014 Gay Games, Keeling set the fastest known time by a 99-year-old woman for the 100-meter dash at 59.80 seconds. On April 30, 2016 witnessed by a crowd of 44,469 people, Ida became the first woman in history to complete a 100-meter run at the age of 100. She finished the race at roughly 1 minute and 17 seconds and this has been recorded as the the best time in the 100-meter dash for any female 100 years or older.
In 1972 Ida Keeling was put on Hennessey by her doctor for circulation support and has been taking a shot a day ever since. Along with her shot of Hennessy, Mrs. Keeling believes in “eating for nutrition, not for taste” and working out everyday. Yep you read right everyday because as Ida says, “exercise is the best medicine out there [and] if you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it.”
Heres a short video about her story:
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