100-Year-Old Ida Keeling Likes To Run

100-year-old Ida Keeling:


“Get up and do things even if you don’t feel like it. Sometimes you don’t feel like doing this, that, or the other. Do the thing that you don’t like to do first and get rid of it.”

“I feel like I’m over the hill … and picking up speed.”

Ms. Keeling just ran in the Penn Relays last weekend and set a world record for the fastest 100-meter dash by a woman 100 years or older, at 1 minute, 17.33 seconds:


Her tips:

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. And exercise at least once a day.”


Ms. Keeling exceeded the five push-ups that her daughter had asked of her. – New York Times

1 thought on “100-Year-Old Ida Keeling Likes To Run

  1. Bix Post author

    I find people like Ida an inspiration. People who have been through it and come out the other side … still with a sense of purpose and forwardness and tolerance.



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