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At 103, 'Hurricane' Hawkins takes titles at US Senior Games

At 103, 'Hurricane' Hawkins takes titles at US Senior Games

The Associated Press
June 19, 2019 03:50 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - At 103, Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50- and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico.

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Event organizers say the Louisiana resident holds the world record for her age group of 100 and over in the 100-meter dash.

She didn't beat her previous time Tuesday but crossed the line in just over 46 seconds in Albuquerque.

On Monday, she was clocked at 21.06 in the 50-meter event, which appears to be a new Senior Games record for the women's 100-plus age division. There's no record of a past female competitor in that contest.

The retired teacher says staying active keeps her sharp and she hopes she can serve as an inspiration to others.
 

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