77-Year-Old Great-Grandma Holds World Record

In their seventies, most great-grandmothers would be in the house knitting or catching up with their grandkids running around the house. But not Rose. At 77, Rose Green is maintaining her status as one of the fastest sprinters in her age group, My Fox DC reports. It’s a pretty impressive since she took up the sport just last year and rose to the top of the ranks in such a short time.

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Green, a resident of Prince George’s County, Md., has won medals in several competitions, including the 200- and 400-meter races, and is the nation’s record holder in her age group in the 60-meter sprint. Green, a great-grandmother, is trained vigorously by coach Cortez Austin. He’s also her boyfriend.

“She’s world-class,” Austin said about Green’s work ethic and ability. She trains seven days a week.