A 101-year-old runner is named "miracle from Chandigarh" by New Zealand media

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Tuesday, April, 25 2017 - 17:14

A 101-year-old Indian sprinter Man Kaur named "miracle from Chandigarh" by New Zealand media won the 100-meter sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday.

The New Zealand event has attracted 25,000 competitors.

Man Kaur - sporting her special number, 10001 was the only athlete competing in her 100-and-over age category. She crossed the line in 1min 14.58sec - mere 64.42 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record set in 2009. 

"I enjoyed it and am very, very happy. I'm going to run again, I'm not going to give up. I will participate, there's no full stop," she told reporters.

Man Kaur   who had started her athletic career at the age of 93 with her son, Gurdev has more than 20 medals in her collection.


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