100-year-old Indian participates at Americas Masters games

Man Kaur takes part in the 100-meter track and field event at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver

Hundred-year-old Indian runner Man Kaur took a minute and a half to complete the 100-metre race, she did so at a steady pace and won the hearts of all who witnessed her feat.

When she finally crossed the finish line at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, her competitors — many of them two decades younger — were there to cheer her on.

Her son and fellow athletes say Kaur’s energy and drive to compete has become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.

Kaur began running at age 93 at the suggestion of her son, 78-year-old Gurdev Singh, who also competes in the Masters Games and says he knew she could become a star in her age category.

She has won more than 20 medals, including three golds this week, as she is the only competitor in the category for women over 100.

If you’re wondering whether she holds the elusive secret to a long life, Kaur says, unfortunately, it’s what you might expect — a good diet and lots of exercise. – CINEWS

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