97 Year Old Woman Sets 100 Meter Age-Group Record

Ida is amazing! Watch the video and smile. Also love that she’s wearing Nike Mayflys :)

Apparently the YouTube video is not viewable outside of the US. Below is another version that may or may not work:

Secret Lives of Seniors: 97-Year-Old Breaks Track Record!

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  1. Sarah Slotter says:

    So inspiring!

  2. Amazing. By the way, I was curious about the men’s 95+ record for 100m. It’s 20.41 by Frederico Fischer. Wow!

  3. Asle Benoni says:

    Thanks Pete for fixing so we could watch. This was inspiring!

  4. Asle Benoni says:

    Not available in Norway either ;-(

  5. Matt Phillips says:

    Hi Pete. Shame… video not viewable by people in United Kingdom? Could be me battling with technology though. Would love to share this with users of the “I’m too old” excuse. :-)

  6. definitely an inspiration, i want to be able to keep on running as long as she has

  7. Solamente Dave says:

    This was fantastic, Pete. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Christian Eriksson says:

    For us outside the US this side has a viewable version of the same video: link to huffingtonpost.com

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