Key to Longevity – Keep Active
Take some good advice from this Baton Rouge , Louisiana centenarian. Keep active, have multiple interests; exercise, gardening, books, friends, running, etc. Keep busy if you can, it’s important to remain active, engaged for a longer, healthier life. Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is the oldest competitor in a field of female athletes aged 30 to 104! “Hurricane” Hawkins first began competing at the tender age of one hundred. She was a cyclist before that. By age 102 she had broken three world records. Ms. Hawkins race of choice is the 50 and 100 meter sprint events. Best time in the 100-meter dash is 39.62 seconds. Her next race the USATF Masters National Indoor Track & Field Championship at LSU, her Alma mater, , where she studied education in the 1930’s.
She has become an internet sensation inspiring more people than she can imagine. Watch video HERE.
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