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Time to hit the gym! Inspirational 100-year-old Indian nani bags 3 Golds at Masters Games.

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A 100-year-old Indian runner has captured the public’s imagination in Canada after winning three Gold Medals at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver.

The highlight was Mrs Man Kaur winning the 100-meter race in just under minute and a half.

While her competitors had crossed the line well before her, Mrs Kaur refused to break her stride and was met by her much younger competitors at the finish line.

Her son and fellow athletes say Kaur’s energy and drive to compete has become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.

Kaur began running at age 93 at the suggestion of her son, 78-year-old Gurdev Singh, who also competes in the Masters Games and says he knew she could become a star in her age category.

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Mrs Kaur is given a welcome drink of water by her son Gurdev Singh.

She has won more than 20 medals overall as she is the only competitor in the category for women over 100.

If you’re wondering whether she holds the elusive secret to a long life, Kaur says, unfortunately, it’s what you might expect — a good diet and lots of exercise.

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