Monday, 24 August 2009

Monday Morning Inspiration # 78

His offsprings are 2 daughters, through whom she had 15 grand children, 30 great grand children and 5 great great grand children. She's the world's fastest woman in the category of above 90 years of age. She holds the world record for the 100m in that category and also in the 400m and 800m in the above 85 category. In a world where people invite diseases by abusing their body and find it so difficult to remain healthy, here she was even at 93 who was given the honour of carrying the olympic torch in Mexico on its way to Athens.

She was a newspaper vendor by profession, delivering the dailes to her customers covering 11km everyday by foot at a brisk pace. It was only then a customer of hers, who has been noticing her asked her to take up running and she did take part in her first race at the age of 80 and won. It was then she started to train with her grandson and won most of the races at the national level in Mexico. She eventually set and broke many world records.

She lifted the spirit of every human in the world by showing that it is never too late to start and win in life. Challenges just don't exist for the one who wants to achieve.

Courtesy: Frozen thoughts

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Murali said...

Nice 1!!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you:) Glad you liked it!

Vasanthan said...

on one side usain Bolt is making history by breaking records, and here we have a lady making all that usain has done look so simple.

Gayathri said...

Nice :)

Vinod said...

she definitely lifted my spirits..nice post :) :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Yea, life s like that.. but the best part is there is always scope for growth and that's something nice to look forward to :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much! I guess this is your first visit to my blog, happy to have you gal. Will visit your space soon :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Glad to know you were inspired :)

Shrav said...

that's EXACTLY what i needed to hear!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


:) Great! Hope your doing fine .. Long time since I saw you in blogsville ?