Ida Keeling took a lot of ribbing when she took up running.
Other runners would say, "'Oh, gee, my mother's younger than you, my grandmother's younger than you,'" Keeling recalls. "I was always the oldest person."
The other night at a meet in northern Manhattan, there was no question Keeling was the oldest athlete on the track. But that's not the only reason she stood out. She set a world record, running 60 meters in 29.86 seconds.
No other 95-year-old woman had done that before.