105-year-old man sets 100-meter sprint record

By Alex Butler

KYOTO, Japan, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Japanese man named Hidekichi Miyazaki broke his own record for the oldest competitive sprinter Wednesday in Kyoto, Japan.

Miyazaki, 105, had a time of 42.22 in the 100-meter sprint at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition, according to Guinness World Records.


"Today my target was 35 seconds...I shed tears of disappointment because I was not in good condition," Miyazaki told Guinness World Records. "I am not satisfied with today's time. But I am satisfied that I could cross finish line."

Miyazki, or the "Golden Bolt," earned his nickname from emulating Usain Bolt's lightening pose.

Bolt posted a picture of Miyazaki after the race on his Facebook account.

S/o to 105 year old Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan who holds the record for the oldest sprinter to compete over 100m dash


Posted by Usain Bolt on Thursday, September 24, 2015

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