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June 20, 2019
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At 103, Julia Hawkins might have fallen short of the record-setting100-meter dash she completed two years ago, but she is still living up to hernickname the "Hurricane."At the 2019 Senior Games in Albuquerque, NewMexico, Hawkins won gold medals in both the 50-meter dash and the 100-meterdash in the women’s 100-plus division. At the 2017 games, Hawkins, ofLouisiana, set a world record with her 100-meter dash. She finished slightlyslower at the race on Tuesday.

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“I’m thrilled I did as well as I did but I didn’t do as well as I havedone,” Hawkins told “GoodMorning America.” “I don’t know if it’s because I’m older, or maybeit was the atmosphere.”Hawkins is a mother of four, grandmother of three andgreat-grandmother of three who picked up competitive cycling later in life,winning multiple national titlesShe turned to running at age 100 when biking onmountainous courses became too challenging.

She is the oldest woman to compete on an American track, according tothe National Senior GamesAssociation.

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