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103-year-old nicknamed the ‘Hurricane’ wins yet another gold in 100-meter dash

Julia Hawkins runs the 50-meter race at the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Julia Hawkins runs the 50-meter race at the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At 103, Julia Hawkins might have fallen short of the record-setting 100-meter dash she completed two years ago, but she is still living up to her nickname the “Hurricane.”

At the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hawkins won gold medals in both the 50-meter dash and the 100-meter dash in the women’s 100-plus division.

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.

“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.

She turned to running at age 100 when …

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