She is 104 but still she wakes up at four every morning and runs about 20 kilometres. She is none other than Man Kaur, who was recently presented with the ”Nari Shakti Puraskar” for her achievements in athletics. ”Nari Shakti Puraskar” was presented on International Women’s day for the women who excelled in their respective fields.
She has bagged over 30 medals in track and field events. She won her first medal at the Chandigarh Masters Athletics Meet in 2007. Kaur rose to fame after she won the 100-meter sprint at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland. She is also credited with numerous world records to her name.
Known as “Miracle Mom from Chandigarh”, she became interested in Athletics after she saw her grandson participate in a race. Her Grandson is now her coach and accompanies to all the events. The two are participating in the events with their life savings. Once this runs out, the two might have to stop pursuing the dream of participating in more events.
Kaur is also the oldest person in the world to walk along the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower, She has won many awards and medals and is now vying for a gold at the 2020 Masters Game in Japan. She has the record of the fastest 100 year old at the 2016 American Masters game, Vancouver.
On the spirit and enthusiasm in running, Kaur said that running gave her inspiration and also empowered her. Kaur said that she would participate in all the events as long as she could.