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100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Breaks Record For 100-Meter Dash

At 100, Fred Winter is still a spring chicken -- or at least he's feeling like it. The centenarian and World War II veteran broke a record at the National Senior Games in Minnesota on Thursday. The games are the largest multi-sport competition in the world for people over the age of 50 and Winter became the oldest person to ever run the 100-meter dash at the event. And his time wasn't bad either, clocking in at just over 42 seconds. 

Frederick Winter celebrates completing the mens 100 meter race  at the the age 99 at the National Senior Games at the Univers
Frederick Winter celebrates completing the mens 100 meter race at the the age 99 at the National Senior Games at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN., on July 9, 2015 (© Rebekah A. Romero 2915)

 

Winter is said to still do 100 push-ups every day and his wife told The Huffington Post last month that he takes his fitness very seriously. Darlene Winter said that Fred exercises regularly and eats healthily -- especially loving blueberries and salmon. 

And not to worry -- we're sure the self-proclaimed "health nut" will be seeing plenty more medals in his future. He recently told People, "I'm not slowing down anytime soon."

Way to go, Fred! 

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