A 105-year-old woman has broken the record for the oldest American woman to run the 100-meter dash.
A 105-year-old woman recently broke the record for the oldest American woman to run a 100-meter dash.
She was also the first woman her age to do so.
Julia Hawkins of Baton Rouge, La., achieved this feat earlier this week at the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games, running the distance in just under one minute and three seconds, according to the New York Post.
Running is a piece of cake for Hawkins, who is affectionately known as “Hurricane.”
The centenarian told CBS Mornings that running the 100 meters was “just a drop in the bucket” in comparison to being married for 70 years.
Hawkins can still brag about being the only person her age and the first woman to do what she did, according to People.
The Pelican State native, on the other hand, was dissatisfied with her results.
“I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” she told officials at the National Senior Games afterward.
Hawkins is “no stranger” to setting records in running, according to Yahoo! Sports: the older woman previously set the record for the 100- and 50-meter events for the 100-104 age group, hoping to blaze yet another trail (probably literally, given her speed) when she outgrew the demographic.
Hawkins has stated that she plans to compete in the 2022 National Senior Games in May.