Japan’s Hidekichi Miyazaki holds the 100m world record for centenarians at just under 30 seconds (29.83), but still isn’t satisfied with his sprinting/tottering accomplishments. Miyazaki, known as the ‘Golden Bolt’, has his sights set on competing side-by-side with Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt.
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The 6′ 5″ Bolt holds the “World’s Fastest Human” title with a world record time in of 9.58 seconds in the 100m — less than a third of Miyazaki’s best time, but that doesn’t faze the barely five-foot-tall oldster.
MIYAZAKI’S SECRET SAUCE
As for the secret to Miyazaki’s longevity, he credits a spartan diet which includes a daily dose of tangerine jam. The real key, he claims, is the very Zen-influenced habit of chewing each mouthful 30 times before swallowing — in other words, the very antithesis of fast food.