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A Great-Grandmother Who's a Champion Sprinter

Age won't stop Rose Green from competing this July.

A Great-Grandmother Who's A Champion Sprinter

Age is just a number, especially for 77 year old, great-grandmother, Rose Green who is a champion sprinter. The senior citizen holds the American record for the 60-meter sprint and has placed in the 200 and 400 meters. 

The best part: Green started sprinting last year, and she's the best in the world for her age group!

Her coach, Cortez Austin says, "She's world class." Austin isn't just her coach but also her "boo" as he likes to call it -- dating for four years. 

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The sprinting great-grandmother has accomplished an enormous amount, and she doesn't plan on stopping. Austin trains her at Cameron Grove adult community in Prince George County of Virginia. Austin says, "She is like a celerbity. It's no question that she is an inspiration."

You can catch Green in July, sprinting for the outdoor national championships and the national senior championships. 

 

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