Julia Hawkins, a 105-year-old resident of Louisiana, United States of America, has recently created history. She took part in the Louisiana Senior Games. This competition is a multi-sport competition for adults over 50 years of age. During the run, she created a world record.
Julia Hawkins is the first American resident and athlete in her age group to finish the 100-meter race in 45.40 seconds. She is a dedicated athlete. Hawkins’ willpower and sincerity in her sport are apparent in the fact that even at the age of 105 years, she was able to create this world record.
Last year, she participated in a sprinting competition in the 105+ age category. In that competition, she recorded a time of 1:02:95. She had run for 100 meters. It was a world record in the year 2021. Julia Hawkins became the first female track and field athlete and American to set the world record at the 2021 Louisiana Senior Games competition.
However, that was not enough for the determined soul, and she wanted to go faster than her time. While interacting with the media, she told them she wanted to do it in under a minute.
Even in 2021, the world record was the most impressive feat. However, it did not make a difference to the 105-year-old, who was driven in a different direction.
Now, a year later, she has created history again, this time on her own terms. She finished the sprint in under a minute. The 105 year old Julia Hawkins popular is most renowned as ‘The Flower Lady’ for her gardening skills. Hawkins has been married to her husband for over 70 years.
The athlete has been an inspiration to many. She teaches the truth behind the words. “Age is just a number”, especially if you are determined and strong-willed.