Sunday, February 3, 2019

The "Golden Bolt" dies at 108


Miyazaki striking his famous lightning pose.

I am fascinated by the elderly people in Japan. Last week I read that Hidekichi Miyazaki, the Japanese centenarian who set the 100 meter sprint world record for the over-105 age category, died at the age of 108. He liked to be called the "Golden Bolt", after eight time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.  


He was born in 1910 and started running in his 90's. In 2015, he set the record in the 100 meter in the over-105 age category (before which no mark had been set) with a time of 42.22 seconds in his home city of Kyoto. 


How inspiring! It's never too late to start doing something new.


8 comments:

Julie said...

WOW ... what a man, what an achievement and inspiration to the younger people.

DUTA said...

Quite a phenomenon!

Kate said...

This proves my theory that if one starts to run at a more advanced age, one can be a great runner because they don't have all the injuries that those of us who have been running since we were young do!

Queeniepatch said...

I really like Kate's comment!

Sheryl said...

Hi Pamela what an amazing man ,may he RIP xx

Ann said...

A great way to look to the future. He enjoyed himself and reminds us to try something new at any age.

Jeanie said...

What a life and career. Definitely an inspiration!

Leonore Winterer said...

That truly is awe-inspiring! And here I sit at 29, complaining that running is exhausting.