101 year-old Julia Hawkins broke 100-meter dash record. With this record she has become the oldest female athlete ever to compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships.
She completed 100 meters in 40.12 seconds, she did it six seconds before the previous world record for aged 100 or older. However, this was not his personal best. Earlier this month, at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama, Hawkins completed the 10 meter in 39.62 seconds. If the second get approved in December, she will become official world record holder.
“[I] missed my nap for this,” she said on Saturday at the event at Louisiana State University, not far from where Hawkins lives in Baton Rouge.
Hawkins, who is a bicyclist, poses natural talent. She had begun training for track and field last year.
“I’m always outside and the phone always rings, and I come running in is how I knew I could run,” she told The Post last month.
Hawkins spends most of her day doing exercise, including cycling and running. She is also an avid gardener.
Asked about how she thought her race went on Saturday, she told the Advocate, “This time I wasn’t feeling like I was going that fast.”
Hawkins was born in Wisconsin in 1916. She stills capable of making things on her own and she is ready for the challenge. For her family, she is an inspiration. She has four children, three grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her husband was late Murray.