This is completely true. A 101 year old runner claimed a gold medal in the 100 metres sprint at theMasters Game on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Masters Games are for older men and women and they are held all around the world. This year, 2017, they were held in New Zealand.
Man Kaur is Her Name
I have tried to find out the meaning of her name “Man” and I have two translations – “Pearl” and “Powerful.” Man Kaur has been named the “miracle from Chandigarh,” INDIA.
Do a Little Dance
Man Kaur celebrated her win by doing a little dance for the crowds. She ran the race in one minute and 14 seconds 1:14:00. The Times newspaper of India stated that if she had ran a 64.42 seconds faster she would have tied Usain Bolt’s world record. Man Kaur could have taken her time because she was the only athlete competing in the 85-and-over age category. This is not to take away any glory from her win – how many people ove 85 or over 100 years can run a 100 metre sprint????
“I enjoyed it and am very, very happy,” she told reporters through an interpreter, according to the Times India.. “I’m going to run again, I’m not going to give up. I will participate, there’s no full stop.”
Who Gave Her the Inspiration to Run?
Eight years ago, her son, Gurdev Singh, who was 71 years at the time, asked her to complete in the Masters Games. She was 93 years old at the time; he is now 79 years of
Her son told her, ‘You have no problem, no knee problem, no heart problem, you should start running,'”
Not Just Good at Track
Man Kaur has more than 20 medals from the Masters Games. Last year (2016) she won the shot put and javelin when the games were played in America.
Go Tell Others to Run
Her son told the newspapers that when she wins, she goes back and wants to tell everyone in India to compete. She has won so many medals for India. Her son continued, “Winning makes her happy.”
Training in India
Kaur knows that if you want something badly enough, you must work for it.
Kaur runs five or 10 short distances every evening in her hometown of Chandigarh. And her secret may be a strict diet that, her son told Indian Weekender, includes wheat grass juice and a daily glass of kefir.