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Inspiring 100-Meter Dash for Athletes Near 100 Years Old

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  • In the short film titled Going the Distance, watch Champ Goldy, who’s 98, practice and compete in the 100-meter race
  • Older adults who took part in an exercise program were 37 percent less likely to be injured during a fall compared to non-exercisers
  • After 12 weeks of weight training, seniors aged 65 and over improved both their leg strength and endurance, and were able to walk nearly 40 percent farther without resting

By Dr. Mercola

Think you’re too old to exercise? The clear fan favorite of races held at the Penn Relays, which feature some of the fastest runners at the college, high school and professional levels, is the 75 and over 100-meter dash.


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