Watch: 100-year-old woman breaks 100 meter dash world record

Wednesday May 18th, 2016

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A retired South Carolina teacher set a new world record for the 100-meter dash by a 100-year-old woman.

Ella Mae Colbert broke Ida Keeling’s record, which was set at the Penn Relays on April 30. Colbert ran the 100 meter race in 46.79 seconds, according to NBC affiliate WYFF. The previous record was 1:17.33.

After he run at the Penn Relays, Keeling was named the USA Track and Field athlete of the week and went on to make appearances on several morning talkshows.

Watch Colbert's record below:


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It took Colbert two attempts as she fell on her first try.

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