Video Of The Week - Japan's 105-Year-Old "Golden Bot" Is The World's Oldest Competitive Sprinter

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Most centenarians are thrilled to be able to walk. Not Hidekichi Miyazaki! This 105-year-old Japanese man wants to run, and that too, competitively. Hence, it was only natural for "Golden Bot" to celebrate his latest birthday with a record-breaking 100-meter sprint.

The epic race took place on September 23rd, the day after Mr. Miyazaki turned 105. It took the sprinter a mere 42.22 seconds to cover the distance. While that earned him a place in the Guinness World Records as the fastest man in the over 105-year-old category, Mr. Miyazaki was not happy. That's because "Golden Bot" who celebrated by striking a lightning pose just like his namesake Usain Bolt, had hoped to complete the 100-meters in 36 seconds, like he had been able to, during training.

Mr. Miyazaki says he took up running at the age of 90 out of sheer boredom after most of his friends passed away. Since then, the runner has established several records including one for being the fastest 100-year-old. The sprinter who says that even doctors are surprised by his fitness level stays healthy by exercising daily and eating moderately. As for retiring? That is not in the cards for another two to three years - So stay tuned for more record-breaking sprints!

Resources: telegraph.co.uk, Guardian.co.uk

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543 Comments
  • bvkThursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:52 am
    good for him
    • bvkThursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:50 am
      Omg look at him.
      • jbritt
        jbrittFriday, March 8, 2019 at 11:52 am
        He is still in shape even at the age 105
        • CoolTuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm
          Nice
          • KikidoyoulovemeTuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm
            That is pretty cool
            • iMonday, October 29, 2018 at 11:27 am
              cool
              • ajg16
                ajg16Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:26 am
                You go dude!
                • wolfdog
                  wolfdogWednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:59 am
                  Still standing at 105 Yrs old.
                  • shootingstars
                    shootingstarsWednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:08 am
                    Cool!
                    • wolfdog
                      wolfdogTuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:24 am
                      WOW.