The woman known as “Hurricane” by people in her city of Baton Rogue lived up to her name last weekend at the Louisiana Senior Olympic Games. 105-year-old Julia Hawkins ran the 100-meter race in one minute and three seconds. She’s the oldest American and the first woman of 100 or more to run the race.
She was asked if she was going to run it again, and she replied, “I’ll have to see how I feel in the morning.” Hawkins jogs a mile or two each day to stay in shape but according to Hurricane, the world records don’t compare to other things in her life; she says “I had too many other wonderful things before this. This is just a drop in the bucket.