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116-Year-Old Indian Runs 200m in 46.74 Seconds
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 28, 2014

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 that’s 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.


TOPICS: Local News; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 116yearsold; india; indian; runs

I heard he's expected to be drafted ahead of Michael Sam.

1 posted on 03/01/2014 10:38:17 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“His co-workers...”

I guess having to work until I’m 75 doesn’t seem so bad now.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 10:41:31 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; martin_fierro

At least the fastest one over 115.

3 posted on 03/01/2014 10:43:47 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: nickcarraway

He looks 65-70.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 10:47:26 AM PST by Husker24
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 10:51:34 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
............This guy is probably not telling the truth, nor is he 116 years old,...................

Carbon date his mustache, that will clear it up ;-)

6 posted on 03/01/2014 11:02:58 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: nickcarraway

Slacker. LOL!


7 posted on 03/01/2014 11:05:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: nickcarraway

He does not look a day over 110.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 11:39:48 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 11:45:02 AM PST by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

I doubt that he is 116. Does he have his birth certificate, and can it be trusted?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 12:02:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Husker24

Well that’s still a reputable time, no?


11 posted on 03/01/2014 12:03:53 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He is not on Wikipedia’s list of verified 100 oldest people,living and dead. My great aunt is there, she is #17.
12 posted on 03/01/2014 12:08:17 PM PST by Ditter
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That’s pretty dangerous, being the oldest person in the U.S. No one seems to live very long in that position.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 12:13:49 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Charles Henrickson; nickcarraway; martin_fierro
Dharampal Gujjar cleared 200 meters in 46.74 seconds and won the 400 meters

I wonder how well he'd do in the Indi 500 ??

14 posted on 03/01/2014 12:14:56 PM PST by mikrofon (Maybe to 120, Patel to the metal...)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Probably few unsolicited calls from insurance salesmen, LOL


15 posted on 03/01/2014 12:15:42 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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Yes!


16 posted on 03/01/2014 12:18:09 PM PST by Husker24
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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.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 12:18:12 PM PST by OldRanchHand
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Yep, you would be kind of a flash in the pan! Talk about 15 minutes of fame........... that would be close.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 12:18:54 PM PST by Ditter
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To: OldRanchHand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_200_metres_world_record_progression


19 posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:02 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nickcarraway

He only looks about 70. Thats great,


20 posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:39 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OldRanchHand

The times you list are for 400 meters. He ran 200.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 12:23:59 PM PST by buridan
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To: HartleyMBaldwin
That’s pretty dangerous, being the oldest person in the U.S.

And the 2nd oldest prays for him every night.........

22 posted on 03/01/2014 12:26:04 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: OldRanchHand

200 meters is half a lap. World record is 19.8 seconds.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 12:27:32 PM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Drawsing

Sorry….world record is 19.19 by Usain Bolt.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 12:29:15 PM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s not 116.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 12:34:49 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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116-Year-Old Indian Runs 200m in 46.74 Seconds

The Falcons want to sign him to be running back. He's only a little older than Steven Jackson, but is twice as fast.

26 posted on 03/01/2014 1:07:23 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

“That’s pretty dangerous, being the oldest person in the U.S. No one seems to live very long in that position.”
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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.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 1:51:28 PM PST by RipSawyer
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His balanced diet is the secret to his longevity and health, he claims.

By pure coincident, his new diet book will hit the shelves on March 15. Preorder now!

28 posted on 03/01/2014 2:33:30 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: nickcarraway

According to Wikipedia, the oldest man alive now is 111 years old. The oldest woman is 115 (will be 116 on March 5).


29 posted on 03/01/2014 4:38:06 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: nickcarraway

200 millimeters.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 5:09:42 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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