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Centenarian's Foiled Effort at 100-Meter Dash Record

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Centenarian's Foiled Effort at 100-Meter Dash Record

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Centenarian's Foiled Effort at 100-Meter Dash Record

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NPR's Michele Norris talks to Philip Rabinowitz, the Guiness World Record holder for the oldest competitive walker, about his attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the fastest 100-year-old runner to run 100 meters. He says on Sunday, he ran 100 meters in 28.7 seconds, beating a previous record of 36.1 seconds. But a power outage made it impossible for an official clock to confirm the time.