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100-Year-Old Man Breaks 5 Olympic World Records

Don Pellmann goes above and beyond at Sunday’s San Diego Senior Olympics.

Don Pellmann 100-year-old World Record

Don Pellmann, a 100-year-old Santa Clara resident crushed his competition and set 5 world records at this year’s San Diego Senior Olympics. Temperatures rose above 100 degrees, but Pellmann didn’t let that stop him from becoming the first centenarian to clear the bar in the high jump, reaching 2 feet, 11.5 inches.

He was the first 100-year-old to complete the long jump and also broke records in the 100-meter dash, shot put and discus. The only event he fell short of was the pole vault, where he was unsuccessful at clearing his opening height.

Although he conquered great feats, Pellmann was disappointed with most of his scores. He was, however, extremely delighted about breaking the 100-meter dash record previously held by Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan.

We say you have lots to be proud of, Don Pellmann! Keep on keeping on! 

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