Oldest Professional Athlete Just Ran 100 Metres In 42 Seconds
Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan set a new record as the world’s oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best. “I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training,” Miyazaki, told the media after completing his heat with a time of 42.22 on Wednesday at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition. His personal record of 34.10, chalked up when he was 103, remains unbeaten for any one who is more than a 100 years old.
Born on Sept. 22, 1910, Miyazaki was already eight when World War One ended and the Titanic was being built and 34 when Japan was defeated in World War Two...Read More