105-year-old sprinter sets world record: ‘Stay healthy and keep running’

Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster. She recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. ‘It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,’ the 105-year-old said after the race. She took up sprinting on turning 100. In 2017, she set the 100m world record for women aged over 100 with a time of 39:62.

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