9/06/2012

Olga

(Photo: Patrik Giardino for The New York Times)


leaping, fleet of foot

floating through ninety-plus years

true inspiration


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The Incredible Nonagenarian:  Olga Kotelko was born in 1919.  She holds every track and field world record for her age group, 90-95 years, sometimes beating the record of someone decades younger. This lady is definitely agile and very inspirational.

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26 comments:

  1. Indeed....this leap is..so very inspirational...still 40 years behind difficult for me to emulate..

    Well crafted, Patti..

    RS:)

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  2. If only........ I once ran in series of 5k's with a man who was 91. He is my idol. Great haiku for 'agile' .....works well for 'resilience' too!!

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  3. Great imagery ... i have still 40 yrs ahead, before i am 90. I hope to be agile than as i am now.

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  4. wow she is quite the inspiration....very cool that she has taken such good care as she aged to stay in shape as well...puts many to shame...smiles.

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  5. I wish I was that active now. Olga is a true inspiration.

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  6. Holy Mackerel, she is so not me.......I am astounded nothing breaks on impact. Amazing.

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  7. Wow, what a great dedication to a very unique lady.

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  8. Inspiring take on prompt !
    Thank you !
    Peace
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  9. Nice and whoa very inspiring- nice write

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  10. This woman should be banned making the rest of us half her age feeling like a bunch of old crocks:)

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  11. Wow, this is super

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  12. If I'm too lazy to exercise, this would at least inspire me to keep moving, not just physically but in other aspects as well. Love this!

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  13. Wow! So inspirational! What a great way to live life. Thanks for capturing it so well and sharing.

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  14. Wow. I wish I could still do that. Good for her!

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  15. this makes me feel like a total blob!

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  16. Very inspirational! And nice haiku!

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  17. Very inspirational! And nice haiku!

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  18. Indeed true inspiration!

    Someone is Special

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  19. An inspiration :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  20. ...cool story and a fine Haiku! She's agile not age ill:)

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