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Video: 103-year-old Hurricane Hawkins races in 50-meters at UNM


The headline athlete in the 2019 National Senior Games in and around Albuquerque this week has been Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins of Louisiana.

Most are eagerly anticipating Tuesday’s 100-meter dash, in which she holds a world record. But on Monday, Hawkins raced in the 50-meter dash at the UNM track & field complex in a race with all other racers being from a younger division.

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, the 103-year-old sprinter competing this week in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque. (Courtesy photo National Senior Games)

Hawkins’ wearing a red U.S.A. Track & Field shirt, clocked a time of 21.06, which appears to be a new Senior Games record for the the women’s 100-plus age division as there is no record of a past female competitor in the 50-meters.

Tuesday’s 100-meter race, which is scheduled to have another 100-plus women’s division competitor, is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. at the UNM track complex. Admission is free.

Here is an article highlighting Hawkins from Saturday’s Journal:
‘Hurricane’ still blazing a trail at 103

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