Penn Relays

Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling set a world record in the 100-meter dash, then do some push-ups

Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling set a world record in the 100-meter dash, then do some push-ups

Ida Keeling will celebrate her 101st birthday this month. On Saturday she celebrated something else -- a world record in the 100-meter dash.

Keeling power walked the event in the masters mixed 80-and-older division at the Penn Relays. Although she finished last in the race, Keeling's time of 1 minute, 17.33 seconds is the best ever recorded for anyone who's been around for a century or more.

"It was wonderful,ā€ an admittedly exhausted Keeling said of a performance that had a Franklin Field crowd of 44,469 on its feet. ā€œIā€™m very happy to offer all of this crowd a nice...

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