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World103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash

20:25  20 june  2019
20:25  20 june  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Julia “ Hurricane ” Hawkins ,” a 103 - year - old based in Louisiana On Monday, 103 - year - old Baton Rouge native Julia " Hurricane " Hawkins set a new world record in her division—the women's 100-plus—by completing the 50 - meter dash at the Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in just

© All images copyright NSGA 103 - Year - Old Julia ' Hurricane ' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50 - Meter Dash . On Monday, 103 - year - old Baton Rouge native Julia " Hurricane " Hawkins set a new world record in her division—the women's 100-plus—by completing the 50 - meter dash at the

Here she is, as the Scorpions would say, rocking the 50-meter dash like a hurricane. On Monday, 103-year-old Baton Rouge native Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins set a new world record in her division—the women's 100-plus—by completing the 50-meter dash at the Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in just 46.07 seconds.

103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash © All images copyright NSGA 103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash

Amazingly, this isn't the only world record Hawkins holds: In 2017, the former teacher set her first world record (which she still holds) by finishing the 100-meter race in less than 40 seconds. "I thought it’d be neat to run at 100, and do the 100-yard dash,” Hawkins told KRQE. Although family members say she has always been active, she only started running fairly recently—lacing up her sneakers for the first time at the age of 101.

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© All images copyright NSGA 103 - Year - Old Julia ' Hurricane ' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50 - Meter Dash . Here she is, as the Scorpions would say, rocking the 50 - meter dash like a hurricane .

© All images copyright NSGA 103 - Year - Old Julia ' Hurricane ' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50 - Meter Dash . Here she is, as the Scorpions would say, rocking the 50 - meter dash like a hurricane .

Hawkins, who credits the sport with keeping her mind and body sharp, says she has no plans of slowing down any time soon. Her preferred method of training? Walking around her garden. "I have an acre of land and I have 50 kinds of trees, and I’m working on them all the time,” Hawkins said.

While the "Hurricane" nickname is certainly befitting, the world-class athlete has a better suggestion: "I like the flower lady better."

Aside from maintaining her personal health, Hawkins has a more noble goal each time she picks up the pace. "I hope I’m inspiring [other people] to be healthy,” she said, "and to realize you can still be doing it at this kind of an age.”

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103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash
103-Year-Old Julia 'Hurricane' Hawkins Just Set a New World Record for 50-Meter Dash

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