105-Year-Old Woman Runs 100 Meters And Sets Record

105-Year-Old Woman Runs 100 Meters And Sets Record

This is one of the most inspiring videos that I have ever seen. A 105-year-old woman runs 100 meters and sets a record.


At the start of the video, the woman in the USA shirt is determined on the track as many fans cheer her on. The gun shoots and she begins to run. Julia Hawkins is her name and she is 105 years old, living in Louisiana. She shares that she “does many other wonderful things and this is just a drop in the bucket.” Her run was 63 seconds. As she finishes, loved ones at the finish line embrace her. Julia says that she is so happy.

The woman is incredible. She trains by jogging a mile a day in her neighborhood. Julia’s husband passed away years ago. She says that she “could not imagine being this old and without him, it is not the same. It’s not quite as wonderful.” Julia runs and gardens to keep herself busy. She tells of the touching story of her husband passing away in his sleep after he sang love songs to her.

This video has gone viral for good reason. Julia Hawkins is motivating to watch and learn from in this clip. Viewing this encourages us in our race of faith to run with endurance and trust Jesus every step of the way.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

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