Mann Kaur is a 100-year-old Indian runner who hails from Chandigarh. In the Americas Masters Games recently organised in Vancouver, Canada, she has won countless hearts by winning the gold medal at the race for older athletes.
Mann took almost a minute-and-a-half to finish a 100-metre dash, while men and women in the 70s and 80s stood and watched — Mann was the only female competitor in her age category.
"When she wins, she goes back to India, and she’s excited to tell others, 'I have won so many medals from this country,'" her son Gurdev Singh, 78, told the Free Press Journal. "Winning makes her happy," Mann added.
Mann started running at the age of 93 at her son's suggestion, who is also an athlete. Since then, Mann has gone on to win over 20 medals in Masters Games across the globe. "I told her, 'You have no problem, no knee problem, no heart problem, you should start running,'" Gurdev says.
When Mann was asked to share her secret to a long and healthy life, she said that a good diet and lots of exercise is her mantra, as reported by CBC News.