A 105-year old Japanese man has set the record as the world’s fastest old man after completing a sprint race in 42.22 seconds.
Hidekichi Miyazaki, a grandfather of 10 with unknown number of great-grandchildren, broke his own record to take home the certificate – his third, btw – and the record for the oldest competitive sprinter. The race took place at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition in Kyoto, Japan on Thursday.
Miyazaki, known as the ‘Golden Bolt’ for imitating Usain Bolt’s lightning pose, said afterwards, ‘Today my target was 35 seconds … I shed tears of disappointment because I was not in good condition. I am not satisfied with today’s time. But I am satisfied that I could cross finish line.’
Miyazaki began running at age 93 after his friends started dying from old age, and completed his first 100m race at age 96. His all time personal best record is 34.10 seconds, which he achieved at age 103.
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