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kevinm057 Rookie 147 posts since
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Dec 25, 2007 10:29 AM

Who can’t run 22 seconds for 100 meters?

Who can't run 22 seconds for 100 meters? A better question might be who can? Sure, it's only a short trip down the straightaway of a standard track, but if you extrapolate the pace over a mile, it comes out to better than six minutes, 5:52 to be exact. One who can zip down the track at that clip is 95-year-old Kozo Haraguchi from Japan.

This is further evidence that the limitations of aging and fitness are slowly but surely being pushed back with the passing of time. As well know of course, time always wins in the end, but there is something reassuring in the knowledge there is someone born in 1910 still competing, giving the rest of us hope, and something to aim for.

Does Kozo's 100-meter time show increased potential for older athletes? Or is it an aberration? Was his time as impressive as Asafa Powell's open world record of 9.77, also recently set? Share your thoughts with us.

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