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103-Year-Old Nicknamed the 'Hurricane' Wins Gold in 100-Meter Dash

103-year-old Julia Hawkins, nicknamed the "Hurricane" took home two gold medals at the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At the 2017 games, Hawkins, of Louisiana, set a world record with her 100-meter dash. She finished slightly slower at the race on Tuesday, but still managed to secure gold medals in both the the 50-meter dash and the 100-meter dash in the women’s 100-plus division.

“I’m thrilled I did as well as I did but I didn’t do as well as I have done,” Hawkins told “Good Morning America.” “I don’t know if it’s because I’m older, or maybe it was the atmosphere.”

Hawkins is a mother of four, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three who picked up competitive cycling later in life, winning multiple national titles.

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