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‪104-year-old man sets European record as oldest person to complete 100-meter 'dash‬'

Stanislaw Kowalski stepped to the starting line Monday night of the track at the Municipal Stadium, in Wroclaw, Poland.

The starting gun sounded, and Kowalski took off. A zippy 32.79 seconds later, Kowalksi had himself a European record as the oldest individual to complete the 100-meter dash. The 104-year-old pensioner said afterward, "I feel like a new man," reported Yahoo 7. (For reference: Usain Bolt's world-record 100-meter time is 9.58 seconds. Still, you try running the straightaway of a track, see how quick you are, then add however many years you would need to be 104 and try it again.)

Kowalski takes the title from a Japanese man who completed the race at 96 years old, and he credited his impressive health and fitness to "never going to the doctors." See, mom?

Watch Kowalski's surging start and endurance-filled finish, starting at 4:38 in the video below. --Sarah Eberspacher

 
 
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