Ida Keeling is a great grandmother with a difference; at 95 years of age, she runs and is a world record holder in the 60 meter sprint at 29.86 seconds.
From Bronx, New York, she set the record for her age group at a track meet in Washington Heights, NY.
Although her friends make fun of her penchant for running at her age, she confesses that running is what has allowed her to live a long and active life. Having gone through heartbreaking, relentless grief right from the time when she was a child uptothe loss of her sons to drug wars, she found running a refuge. Her daughter's encouragement made her start running at the age of 67.
Using the long hallway at her apartment building to practice running, the sprightly old lady expresses her firm belief that it would be more beneficial to have children exercise and run, rather than confining them, as this active pursuit would better their view of life.