Ida Keeling (age 100) runs in the mixed masters age 80 and over 100m during the 122nd Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2016.
Kirby Leeā€”USA Today Sports
May 2, 2016 4:22 PM EDT

A 100-year-old female runner set a new world record in the 100-meter dash in Philadelphia on Saturday, according to the event’s organizer Penn Relays.

New Yorker Ida Keeling boasted a time of 1:17:33 in a race against others who were over 80 years old.

“I’m a nice example of what you can do with yourself,” she said, according to the Penn Relays website.

Keeling has also held the record for fastest time in the 60-meter dash for U.S. women ages 90-95.

Earlier this month, The New York Times profiled the 4-foot-6, 83-pound runner, who took up the sport to help her cope with the death of her two sons. Her daughter, a track and field coach, has helped her train in the Bronx, as shown in the clip below:

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