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100-year-old woman sets new world record

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Ida Keeling is the oldest competitor in the 80-plus masters

A woman proved it's never too late to make your mark this weekend at the Penn Relays.

In lane 3, No. 19 was the oldest competitor in the 80 and older Masters Mixed 100-meter dash.

At 100 years old, Ida Keeling finished in 1 minute, 17 seconds, setting a new world record for her 100-plus age group. She felt so good, she did a few push-ups after her race.

"I'm a nice example of what you can do for yourself, and I thank God everyday for my blessings," said Keeling.

Her daughter and trainer says she works hard to stay in good shape.

"A lot of her training is not just the pounding on the track," said Shelley Keeling, Ida's daughter. "She does 17 minutes on her bicycle, she has a stationary bike, she has weights in her house, she has a mat, she does squats, push-ups."

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