We don’t know for sure if Ida Keeling’s goal in life is to make us feel like slugs but if it is, it’s working splendidly.
Ida is 100 years old and set a record at the Penn Relays over the weekend for the 100 meter race in the 100-and-up category, finishing the race in a minute and 17 seconds, just a 1 minute and 10 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100-meter world record.
Daughter Shelley Keeling, who entered her mother in a race at age 67, says this might be it for Ida. She’s got her eye on some weightlifting records now.
“I’d rather she leave on a high note,” Shelley told Runner’s World. “She’s quite strong, and there’s no records in any of the powerlifting, bench, squat, and deadlift.”