Ida Keeling
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Great-great-grandmother, 99, takes 100m sprint record

A 99-year-old woman from New York is claiming a new record as the fastest sprinter of her age over 100 metres.

Ida Keeling took part in the race at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio on Tuesday, 12 August.

She finished last, but her daughter and coach, Shelley Keeling, claimed that no woman her mother's age has ever recorded a quicker time in an internationally-certified race - 59.8 seconds.

  • 15 Aug 2014
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