Age hasnâ€™t kept this woman from competition. 103-year-old Julia ‘Hurricane” Hawkins competed in the Senor Games in Albuquerque, NM, where she ran in the 50- and 100-meter dashes. She didnâ€™t break her 40 second record, but still finished first and won her 100 Plus Division.
Julia trains in her garden in Louisiana. Her family says sheâ€™s always been active, but wasnâ€™t an athlete. In fact, she didnâ€™t start running until she was 101. She says she runs to inspire other seniors to get out and exercise.
So if youâ€™ll excuse me, Iâ€™ve got to go get my running shoes on!
From KREQ-TV in Albuquerque, NM.