104-year-old sprints to record on birthday

WROCLAW, Poland (NBC/RTV) — A 104-year-old man in Poland celebrated his birthday by running a 100-meter sprint — setting a record in the process.

Stanislaw Kowalski has lived a healthy life, and it shows.

He has three daughters, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

When he was working, Kowalski walked or biked more than six miles to work every day. He’s retired now but still travels the same distance to visit his wife’s grave.

He finished his 100-meter sprint on Saturday in 32.79 seconds.

That wasn’t fast enough for a world record, but he established the European record by default because no one over 100 years old has an official result.

You might wonder if he has any advice: Kowalski says don’t eat too much in the evening.

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