Centenarian's Foiled Effort at 100-Meter Dash Record

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.

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