Skip to comments.116-Year-Old Indian Runs 200m in 46.74 Seconds
Posted on 03/01/2014 10:38:17 AM PST by nickcarraway
His balanced diet is the secret to his longevity and health, he claims
The 35th National Masters Athletic Championship held in South India saw an unbelievable record being created.
Dharampal Gujjar cleared 200 meters in 46.74 seconds and won the 400 meters.
Now, if thats no great task, then the winner is 116 years old, according to a report in NDTV.
Standing 6-ft tall, Gujjar, has participated in several marathons.
If his voter card is to be believed, then he, indeed, is the oldest person alive in the world.
He has not sought funds from the government. His co-workers help him financially to participate in events.
His balanced diet is the secret to his longevity and health, he claims.
I heard he's expected to be drafted ahead of Michael Sam.
I guess having to work until I’m 75 doesn’t seem so bad now.
At least the fastest one over 115.
He looks 65-70.
I’ll take, “This guy is probably not telling the truth, nor is he 116 years old, and is in cahoots with his so-called co-workers, and the story made it into a local new-age rag of a tabloid, as always happens in provincial India anyway” for $1.00, Alex.
Carbon date his mustache, that will clear it up ;-)
He does not look a day over 110.
My great aunt who died in about 1996 was 115 3/4 years old and in pretty good shape but she couldn’t do this......... I seriously doubt he is 116. My great aunt was the oldest person in the US at that time.
I doubt that he is 116. Does he have his birth certificate, and can it be trusted?
Well that’s still a reputable time, no?
That’s pretty dangerous, being the oldest person in the U.S. No one seems to live very long in that position.
I wonder how well he'd do in the Indi 500 ??
Probably few unsolicited calls from insurance salesmen, LOL
This story is balderdash. Usain Bolt clocked a 46.74 last year, the same time this supposedly 116-year-old speedster ran. Butch Reynolds of the U.S. ran a 43.29 in 1988 and Michael Johnson of the U.S. ran 43.18 in 1999. To my knowledge, Johnson still holds the world record and Reynolds still has the second-fastest time.
Yep, you would be kind of a flash in the pan! Talk about 15 minutes of fame........... that would be close.
He only looks about 70. Thats great,
The times you list are for 400 meters. He ran 200.
And the 2nd oldest prays for him every night.........
200 meters is half a lap. World record is 19.8 seconds.
Sorry .world record is 19.19 by Usain Bolt.
He’s not 116.
The Falcons want to sign him to be running back. He's only a little older than Steven Jackson, but is twice as fast.
“Thats pretty dangerous, being the oldest person in the U.S. No one seems to live very long in that position.”
Nonsense, a study of obituaries will certainly reveal that almost no one EVER dies after the age of 110 so that must mean that they live forever.
By pure coincident, his new diet book will hit the shelves on March 15. Preorder now!
According to Wikipedia, the oldest man alive now is 111 years old. The oldest woman is 115 (will be 116 on March 5).
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