100-year-old woman sets record for 100-meter dash

May 19, 2016 1:09 PM

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A retired teacher who works as a volunteer at a South Carolina middle school has set a new world record for the 100-meter dash about one week after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Ella Mae Colbert, who has been running track since high school, shattered the current record for 100-year-old runners of 1 minute 17 seconds, and crossed the finish line in 46.791 seconds, Fox5NY.com reported.

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