Watch These Inspirational 100-Year-Old Runners Sprint To New World Records (VIDEOS)

Julia Hawkins and Orville Rogers 100+ 60m world record holders USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships

Today is the first official day of spring, which means it’s probably time to make good on that New Year’s resolution to exercise more.

For those of you who might be having trouble getting out of bed a little earlier in the morning, this story should give you a little extra motivation.

This past weekend, while most of the sports world was focused on the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships were going on in Landover, Maryland. And they featured not one but two new world records in the 100+ age categories.

Chances are you didn’t even know they had sanctioned track and field events for centenarians, let alone that there were world records to be broken. But there are.

First 102-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins set a new world record in the women’s 100+ 60m, hustling her way to a time of 24.79 seconds:


Then 100-year-old Orville Rogers set a new world record in the men’s 100+ 60m, sprinting to the line in a time of 19.13:

That is pretty damn incredible.

The next time you start making excuses for why you’re not going to go workout, just think of Julia and Orville, who have 202 years of life experience between them. If that doesn’t motivate you, nothing will.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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