Hidekichi Miyazaki has once again broken his own record for Oldest competitive sprinter after running in the 100m at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition in Kyoto, Japan.
Miyazaki was born on 22 September 1910 and has just celebrated his 105th birthday.
The impressive centenarian finished the race in just 42.22 seconds, greeted by his proud great-grandchildren.
Speaking afterwards, perfectionist Miyazaki said:
Today my target was 35 seconds … I shed tears of disappointment because I was not in good condition. I am not satisfied with today’s time. But I am satisfied that I could cross finish line.
Nevertheless, Mr Miyazaki is often referred to as the “Golden Bolt” because he boldly imitates Usain Bolt’s renowned lightening pose.
He longs for the opportunity to challenge the legendary Jamaican sprinter (who holds the fastest 100 m record at 9.58 secs), and when asked about Bolt’s recent successes at the Athletics World Championships, Miyazaki jokes: “He hasn’t raced me yet!”
Guinness World Records adjudicator Kaoru Ishikawa waited on the sidelines ready to present the runner with his third official certificate and a copy of Guinness World Records 2016.