In 2011, at 95 years old, Keeling set the world record in her age group for running 60 meters at 29.86 seconds.
In 2014 at the tender age of 99-years-old, sprinter and all-around fun-loving grandma set the world record for the 100-meter dash at the 2014 Games in her age group at 59.80 seconds.
Ida Keeling’s mother died when she was young and her husband died of a heart attack when she was 42.
Her daughter, Shelley Keeling, is a lawyer and real estate investor who upon seeing her mother depressed and downtrodden due to the loss of her sons, convinced Ida to run in a “mini-run” at the age of 67, since when Ida has continued to participate in track and field.
The two women took off together, but the younger Ms. Keeling soon darted to the front of the pack as her mother drifted far behind.