Hidekichi Miyazaki: Japan’s 105-year-old Golden Bolt sets world record for 100m ‘Watch’

Updated: September 25, 2015
Hidekichi Miyazaki: Japan's 105-year-old 'Golden Bolt' sets world record for 100m - Watch

Hidekichi Miyazaki,105, set a new record as the world’s oldest living sprinter Wednesday, keeping his spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

“I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training,” Miyazaki said after completing his heat with a time of 42.22 on Wednesday.

His personal record of 34.10, chalked up when he was 103, remains unbeaten for centenarian.

Born on September 22, 1910, Miyazaki was already eight when World War One ended and 34 when Japan was defeated in World War Two.

He did not start running until he was in his 90s, since many of the friends with whom he had played the Japanese board game “Go” had passed away, according to Guinness World Records.

Hidekichi Miyazaki, known as the “Golden Bolt” for imitating Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt’s famed lightening bolt pose, says he longs for the opportunity to challenge the fastest man in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

Asked the secret of his success, Miyazaki said he exercised daily, ate in moderation and chewed his food properly.

“The doctors are all surprised. It’s all about being in good health,” he told reporters.