A Japanese man defied his age this week by reclaiming his world record for the 100m sprint after his previous time was beaten by an American athlete.
105 year old Hidekichi Miyazaki ran 100m in 42.22 seconds to set the sprint record for the world's oldest competitor. But the Japanese man still wasn't happy despite his phenomenal achievement.
Speaking after the race Miyazaki said:
I’m not happy with the time. I started shedding tears during the race because I was going so slowly.
The determined, albeit disgruntled sprinter, turned 105 on Tuesday and wasted no time breaking the record for a second time the following day at the Kyoto Masters competition. He also revealed that he continues to shock the medical world with his consistently amazing achievements.
The doctors are all surprised. It's all about being in good health
Miyazaki's daughter told CNN that her father had not been sleeping well in advance of the race. Miyazaki even competed in the shot put event despite the frailties of his body.