How fast do you think you can run? Even if you are someone with young legs, fast enough to run 100 meters in 10 odd seconds; do you have it in you to challenge the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt? Well, it will need a lot of valor – fearlessness that doesn’t die down with age. Proving it right is Hidekichi Miyazaki, a 103-year-old Japanese who has challenged Usian Bolt for a race, telling him: “let’s rumble!”
Hidekichi Miyazaki, who is closing on 104th birthday, is 100 meter world record holder for centenarians at 29.83 seconds. Eager to challenge the Jamaican flyer, Miyazaki who is known as Golden Bolt says he is ready to wait another five years to run his dream race. He says:
I’m keeping the dream alive. I try to stay in top shape and stay disciplined and healthy. That’s important for everyone — even Usain Bolt.
Weighing 92 pounds and only five feet tall, Miyazaki cites his eating habits and fitness regime as basis for remaining fit and agile at this age. Miyazaki doesn’t shy from informing that his daughter’s tangerine jam is his secret weapon.
With centenarians’ 100 meter world record under his belt, Miyazaki plans to become fastest runner in the 105-109 age group. Since, there no such record in this age category, Miyazaki only has to cross the finish line to claim the record.