“My New Spirit Animal”- Track Fans Left Amazed as 95-Year-Old Athlete Produces Record Breaking Performance With Insane Speed

Published 05/11/2022, 9:15 AM EDT

The sports world is filled with stories that prove there are no limitations except for the ones that we set in our minds. New world records replace old ones. Legends change with time and every day brings a new opportunity to be great. However, more than that, sports are a way of life. They are something that challenges us to be the best versions of ourselves. Perhaps that is what this 95-year-old track and field athlete is proving to the world.

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The 95-year-old Colleen Milliman recently made a world record. Though some of you might consider living a fully functional life at 95 already a world record. However, this remarkable woman isn’t only functional, but she ran a mile in Masters Hayward Basic. With a record time of 13:46.13 (8:34/km), the athlete from Oregon now holds the world record in the 95+ age category.

Fans react to the track and field Colleen Milliman

Obviously, the internet is going crazy over such an extraordinary feat. While for many, simply getting out of the bed is quite a challenge, this 95-year-old woman is doing the unthinkable. Here are some of the reactions by Twitteratis to her achievement.

The fact that it’s so hard for some people to even identify themselves with this achievement means how rare and commendable it is.

Certainly, for them, it’s like voodoo magic.

Although most of them simply applauded her spectacular will on the track.

The super grandmother

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Milliman has certainly set some serious grandmother goals and not just for her kids and grandkids, but for the entire world as well. When she is not on the track she spends her time like most other grandmothers. Looking after her grandkids and playing with them. However, she is not like other grandmothers when she is on track. There she is simply unstoppable.

 

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What an inspiration this woman has been. People like her always prove that there are no limitations except for the ones that we set in our minds.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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