It's never too late to start something new. Just ask Ida Keeling, who began running in her late 60s—and who, at age 100, recently broke the world record for the 100 meter dash. Keeling grew up in Harlem, at a time when there were few opportunities for girls to play organized sports, let alone girls of color. Living through the Great Depression and raising four children on her own, however, she was no stranger to going the distance.
According to the New York Times: