105-year-old Japan man sets 100-meter, shot-put world records
Jiji Press -- Sep 24
A 105-year-old Japanese man established world records in the 100 meters and the shot put at a "Masters" athletic meet held in Kyoto Wednesday.

Hidekichi Miyazaki ran the 100-meter race in 42.22 seconds and marked 3.25 meters in the shot put, both world records for elderly male athletes aged 105 to 109.

Miyazaki imitated Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt's "lightning pose" after he finished the 100-meter dash. But he was not fully satisfied with the record, saying, "I wept bitter tears because my target time was 35 seconds." His 29.83 seconds still stand as the fastest time for 100- to 104-year-old men.

マスターズ陸上の男子100メートルで世界記録を持つ宮崎秀吉さん(105)=京都市­=が23日、同市の西京極補助競技場で行われた記録会に出場。42秒22で走り「世界­最高齢スプリンター」のギネス認定を受けた。ただ記録には満足していない様子で「(記­録が)悪いのでやめるわけにはいかない」。笑いを誘いながら"現役続行"を宣言した。
News sources: Jiji Press, Kyodo
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