101-year-old Julia Hawkins, also known as “Hurricane,” completed the 100-meter mark within 40.12 seconds on July 18, 2017. With this score, she broke the world record for her age group.
With this score, she broke the world record for her age group. Hawkins set this new record at the USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships at Louisiana State University.
Her outstanding motivation and self-confidence gave her the proper tools she needed to complete the run. Hawkins told Fox News that she constantly told herself that she could do it and was determined not to quit. Being with her family, heathy eating habits, exercising, and inspiration from her children also kept her in the race.
Hawkins hopes that she has given other elder women hope that any goal is possible to accomplish. With great motivational support, comes great outcome in the end. Her age did not hold her back from finishing the race.
Her nickname, Hurricane, creates images of storms that sweep through whatever is in its pathway and crushes the obstacles that are in the way. Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins did just that.
The 101-year-old joked after breaking the record, “I missed my nap for this.”
Written by Kwjuana Owens
Edited by Cathy Milne
FOX News: 101-Year-Old Runner Shatters 100-Meter Dash Record
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