Last year, Orville Rogers — then 99 years old — had an epic race at the 2017 Masters Indoor Track Championships. Did he retire after that? Hell NO. New age, new record!
Keep your eyes on the man in the BLUE. I’ll explain everything after you watch the video.
World Record Alert!— USATF (@usatf) March 17, 2018
100-year-old Orville Rogers (lane 2) set a new age group record in the men's 60m in 19.13 at USATF Masters Indoor Championships! #USATFmasterstrack pic.twitter.com/A3QuZz1iPZ
Let me just say this man is doing s*** at 100 years old I will probably not be able to do when I hit 70. This man is a warrior and one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen. Now I know what you’re all thinking. WHO THE F*** IS THAT IN LANE 5?
Well, judging by the race results, that man is Edward Cox, AKA the human form of Sonic the Hedgehog. For those of you who don’t know about track meets, they are long, drawn-out events that often take way too long and try to condense the time any way they can. It makes sense why they put all those age groups in one race. Also, the thrill of competition is just better when you have more competitors.
Rogers and company weren’t the only ones to tear up the track. Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins set a new record for the 60-meter race at 102 years old — 24.79 seconds!
Way to go, Julia! Watch 102-year-old Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins set a new record in the women's 100+ 60m in 24.79 ! #USATFmasterstrack pic.twitter.com/WbPG0VW25O— USATF (@usatf) March 17, 2018
One thing is for sure, all these runners should be proud of their accomplishments. This is the beauty of track and field. Doing the best you can and being proud of what you can do is one of the best feelings in sports.
GOALS. and 102 years old and not slowing down.— USATF (@usatf) March 17, 2018
: Orville Rogers and Julia Hawkins at USATF Masters Indoor Championships, credit USATF pic.twitter.com/dLv8XZtWFn