'Golden Bolt', 105, sets new sprint record

'Golden Bolt', 105, sets new sprint record
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Japan’s Hidekichi Miyazaki, nicknamed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the world’s fastest man, broke his own record as the oldest competitive sprinter at the

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Japan’s Hidekichi Miyazaki, nicknamed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the world’s fastest man, broke his own record as the oldest competitive sprinter at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition, just one day after turning 105.

Miyazaki, who trains by placing a kilogram weight into his rucksack and taking daily walks around his local park, didn’t start running until he was in his 90s.

He eventually completed the 100m track in a time of 42.22 seconds before being greeted by his great grandchildren clutching flowers at the finishing line.

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