Instant inspiration; meet the 100 year old runner who ran at the Masters Games.


Instant inspiration; meet the 100 year old runner who ran at the Masters Games.

Do you run?   If so, how long do you think you can continue running until your body is no longer capable of doing so?

At what age do you believe you will be too old to run and compete?

Meet Man Kaur, who has medaled 20 times at different events and is now being cheered on by other older runners as she medals at 100 years old.

Read about this remarkable woman here

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) “” Man Kaur from India needed almost a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in the 100-meter dash, but she still picked up a gold medal Monday at the American Masters Games. That’s because the 100-year-old Kaur was the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes.

When she crossed the finish line in Vancouver, her competitors “” many of them in their 70s and 80s “” were there to cheer her on.

Kaur’s energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.

“When she wins, she goes back to India, and she’s excited to tell others, ‘I have won so many medals from this country,’ ” said her son Gurdev Singh, 78, translating for his mother. “Winning makes her happy.”

After Kaur finished the sprint in one minute and 21 seconds, she stood smiling with her hands raised in the air. Asked how she felt, she breathed heavily and clutched a bottle of water, unable to speak. Earlier, she won gold medals in the javelin and shot put.

Singh, 78, who also is competing in the Games, said he encouraged his mother to start running at age 93 because he knew she could become a star.

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