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This 105-year-old Japanese man has set a world record for the 100 metre sprint

It really is never too late.

Source: mini news/YouTube

ONE JAPANESE MAN has proven that there are not excuses when it comes to getting fit.

105-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki has just set a new world record for the 100 metre sprint for someone in his age category.

Having not taken up running until the age of 93, he managed the time in 42.22 seconds, a new record for the over 105 age category.

Despite the feat, the centenarian was not happy with his time.

“I’m not happy with the time,” the runner told AFP in an interview after recovering his wind. “I started shedding tears during the race because I was going so slowly. Perhaps I’m getting old!”

Known as the ‘The Golden Bolt’ for his imitation of Usain Bolt’s trademark winning stance, Miyazaki also holds the record in the over 100 category, with a time of 29.83.

Contains reporting from AFP 

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