Ida Keeling is still running for her life at 100 years old!!!!!
Ida Keeling ran 100 meters at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, completing the dash in 1 minute 17.33 seconds and setting a world record for the fastest 100m by a woman 100 years and older. “You see so many older people just sitting around-well, that’s not me,” Ms. Keeling told the New York Times. “Time marches on but I keep going.” “It was wonderful,” she told reporters after the race. “I’m very happy to offer all of this crowd a nice example of what you can do for yourself, and I thank God every day for my blessings.”
Ms. Keeling also got the opportunity to hang with four-time Olympic champion Sanya Richards- Ross and her hubby NFL cornerback, Aaron Ross.
The reigning national champion has held several track and field records since she began racing at the age of 67 after the tragic deaths of her two sons, and she still has the fastest time for American Women ages 95 to 99 in the 60 meter dash at : 29.86 seconds.
So what does the 100-year-young Keeling says is the secret to her longevity and good health? “Love yourself, do what you have to do and what you want to do,” she told NBC. “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. And exercise at least once a day.”