New York Woman, 95, Sets Sprint Record

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You may have heard the old saying that life is not a sprint, but a marathon.  For one New York woman, it's both.
Ida Keeling recently broke the world sprinting record at a track meet in northern Manhattan, running 60 meters in 29.86 seconds. At 95 years old, she's the oldest person to do so. 

"I just close my eyes, and say, 'Count your blessings Ida, Count your blessings,'" Keeling told reporters. "Stay alert, and focus, and that's it."

The Bronx native started running 30 years ago at the mature age of 67. She stays fit by riding her small stationary bike, using free weights, and her secret weapon - running the hallways of her apartment.
Keeling's husband passed away in 1958 from a heart attack when he was 42 years old. She said she knows he's proud of her for shattering any myths about senior citizens.

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