World-Record Runner Julia Hawkins Turns 108, but Her Example is Timeless


Last Updated on March 7, 2024

Julia Hawkins, the oldest person to compete in a sanctioned track and field event, has turned 108-years-old! Watch her record breaking runs at 103 and 105 years old as we share her inspirational story with the world.

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