At an age at which people cannot walk correctly, what would you say if an older adult is seen talking to the air in a running competition? You must not believe our words. So let us tell you that these days, a video of a 100-year-old runner has been covered on social media, who took part in a track and field event and ran such a race that made a world record.
100-year-old Lester Wright competed in the Penn Relay, America’s oldest track and field meet. He completed a distance of 100 meters in just 26.34 seconds. He has broken Donald Pellman’s record of completing the race in 26.99 seconds in 2015.
Let us tell you that Lester Wright of New Jersey celebrated his 100th birthday last week. During a conversation with Fox 29, he said, ‘If you run in a race, you always think about coming first.’ Lester also said I don’t know how people race to come second or third. After two decades, Lester returned to the track and set a world record in his age group. A video of him is going viral on Twitter. In which everyone is praising his spirit.
Watch in the video when a 100-year-old man-made a record.
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Lester Wright’s athletic career spans more than 80 years. He started running in the 1930s, but his career was put on hold due to World War II. He has also served in the Battle of Bulge. Then he had survived many bomb blasts. He has also received four bronze medals for this.
After the war, Lester Wright returned to America and opened the first African-American owned dental lab in New Jersey. Then at the age of 30, he started running again and has participated in many competitions since then. He has also broken the world record in 200 meters race at 76.