Colleen Milliman has just set a new world record in one kilometer, 95 years old group with a time of 13 minutes 46 seconds 13, at the Masters Hayward Classic (USA).
“I never thought I would set a new record,” Milliman told Eugene newspaper after finishing. “This is my first time running a mile at Hayward Field and to my surprise it is a new world record.”
Age does not seem to be able to cool down Mrs. Milliman’s love for running. Before knowing this sport, her life was like many other elderly people. She takes care of her young grandchildren and tries to spend a lot of happy time with them.
In 2017, Milliman’s grandson set a challenge for Milliman, to participate in a locally organized track and field tournament. Without hesitation, the old woman decided to buy herself a sports watch and the unexpected happened.
After more than a year of preparation, Mrs. Milliman entered the run that her nephew suggested. Finally, Milliman set a new world record with an impressive time – 5 minutes 44 seconds (a minute faster than the previous record).
After setting her first world record in 2018, Milliman went on to join a professional coaching team at the Oregon Athletics Club. The achievement that she achieved in early May is the third world record in the “record list” that she has set, when the second record is running 1 mile 800m for the over 90 age group. before.
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