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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 01:08 PM

99-year-old breaks world record at Gay Games

Standing among a sea of sprinters, Ida Keeling captivated the crowd at Lee Jackson Field on the campus of the University of Akron.

Her bright yellow Nike running shoes grabbed the attention of spectators, but it was her age that had people truly buzzing.

Keeling, 99, is a great great-grandmother who stands four feet, six inches tall and weighs 83 pounds. On Tuesday afternoon, she raced in the 100-meter event of the Gay Games.

"My doctor told me two years straight I'm as healthy as a healthy 20-year-old. Hooray!" Keeling said prior to her race.


http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/akron-canton-news/99-year-old-record-breaking-sprinter-ida-keeling-steals-the-show-in-the-100-meters-at-gay-games

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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 01:10 PM

1. I hope to be as healthy as she when I'm that age! n/t

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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 05:53 AM

2. She deserves a lot of respect. nt

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