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Watch 101-Year-Old Woman Break World Record in 100-Meter Dash

Sarah Halper

07/16/2017

A 101-year-old just accomplished the unthinkable!

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins became the oldest woman ever to compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships on Saturday.

Hawkins ran the 100-meter dash at the Louisiana event in 40.12 seconds. She beat the current certified world record for women over the age of 100 by six seconds.

“I missed my nap for this,” Hawkins hilariously said at the event.

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Hawkins started running when she turned 100 and reportedly runs sprints several times a week, according to the Washington Post.

Aside from her new love of running, Hawkins has been an avid bicyclist for many years.

“I’m always outside and the phone always rings, and I come running in is how I knew I could run,” Hawkins told the paper.

Hawkins was born in 1916 and has four children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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