Ella Mae Colbert set a new Guinness World Record yesterday in the 100 metre dash, to celebrate her 100th birthday. The South Carolina resident admits that she started out too fast – she fell on her first attempt, but with a bandaged chin, her second run shattered the existing record for persons 100 years and over of one minute and seventeen seconds, with a blistering forty six seconds!
Colbert says she’s been running since high school, and continues to take regular three-mile walks, and helps care for her niece and nephews. Her nephew has applied to Guinness to make it official. More here