Are You Faster Than a 90-Year Old?

(Photo: Yomiuri Online)

Let me rephrase that: can you run a 100 meter dash in under 23.8 seconds? Because that's what Mitsu Morita did, blowing away a previous record of 50.9 seconds for women over 90. Rocket News 24 reports:

As well as her physical fitness, Mitsu certainly doesn’t seem to be lacking in competitiveness and determination. After winning, she said, “It’s a shame because I was down to 21 seconds in practices. Next I want to beat the world record of 23.18 seconds”. What an inspiring woman.

Actually, Mitsu already has a string of world records under her belt. In 2003 she broke the world record for the 200 metres 80-84 category with a time of 40.78 seconds. In 2005 she was in the 85-89 age category, sprinting her way to records in the 100 metres (19.83 seconds) and 200 metres (45.65 seconds). I’m sure she can shave that .62 seconds off her time and take the world record for the 90+ 100 metres too!

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