A Connecticut woman finished a 5K at 100 years old and took home the medal for winning in her age group, 80 plus.
Marion “Mic” Roberts finished her first 5K when she was 99. According to the organisers, Roberts did it in 56 minutes. Hartford Courant.
Hartford Courant reported that the century-old runner returned to the track this September only one week after she celebrated her 100th birthday.
Mic was a participant in the Haddam Neck Fair 5K alongside Chuck and Donna, her son. They completed this year’s race in an hour and 31 seconds, according to Hartford Courant.
“She does walk two or three miles a day so doing a 5K isn’t that big a deal,” Chuck: FOX 61 reported.
Don’t let her age fool you though — she was the one leading her family to the finish.
“She’s leading the way here,” Donna said, according to FOX 61. “She’ll lead us and we just follow and that just says it all.”
Mic is still happy and healthy despite all the hardships of life, including losing her loved ones and catching COVID-19.
“She’s a happy person, she says it’s not a big deal but I think most people say, well, to live to 100 is one thing but to live to 100 and be this active and enjoying life and still being engaging is a wonderful thing,” Chuck told FOX 61.