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Ida Keeling, 100-Year-Old Sprinter, Breaks 100-Meter Record

"Do what you have to do, not what you want to do," she said.

Ida Keeling isn't just outrunning Father Time. She's beating the clock on the track, too.

Keeling, 100 years young, broke the 100-meter record for her age at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday, Runner's World reported.

"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," she said, per Runner's World.

Keeling, who has set numerous women's age-group records, finished in 1 minute, 17.33 seconds.

Looking dashing in a red beret, Keeling can be seen above sprinting (well, speed-walking) to the finish line last in the mixed-age race.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Keeling showed off a bit afterward for the 40,000-plus spectators, cranking out a few pushups and leg lifts.

AFP wrote previously that a Japanese man covered the distance in 42.22 seconds in the over-105 category. But, in our book, Keeling is still second to none.

Keeling's advice for winning the race of life is pretty straightforward. She told NBC after the competition, "Love yourself. Do what you have to do, not what you want to do. Eat for nutrition and not for taste. And exercise at least once a day."

The swift centenarian turns 101 in a few weeks. Happy birthday, Ida!

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