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75-year-old man who survived cancer runs 100-meter race in 13 seconds, sets record

A 75-year-old man named Charles Allie who survived cancer has set a record for running a 100-meter race in just 13 seconds.

Charles Allie is an American master athletics sprinter who has set numerous masters world records in sprint events from 200 to 400 meters. He recently set a record for finishing a 100-meter sprint in less than 14 seconds.

He ran around the track in 13.96 seconds at the 2023 Pennysylvania Relays. Charles has also set numerous masters world records in sprint events ranging from 200 to 400 meters race.

In 2021, he told Sportsmasters. that he battled with prostate cancer. Not fazed by the prognosis, he underwent radiation therapy with high hopes of recovery. Charles said his health condition did not stop him from planning a significant comeback in the senior track world for 2023.

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Charles returned to the track strong and capable, he stunned everyone by surviving the odds and impressing everyone with each sprint. “I’m looking at setting some world records,” he said.

In 2013, he was given the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Male Masters Athlete of the Year award by Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt. Charles also broke his own 400-meter age group world record in Spain speeding past the finish line in 57.26 seconds.

He said his gaze is fixed on a future that holds countless opportunities as the days go by adding that he found a new sense of purpose when he learned that his hometown, Pittsburgh will host the upcoming National Senior Games in 2023.


Charles said he plans to win the 100, 200, and 400-meter races by displaying an amazing fusion of strength and speed. He passed the finish line in the Master’s Men’s 75 and older 100m race at the Penn Relays, finishing in 13.96 seconds.

Charles said he is working even harder to break the over-70 world record for 100 meters at the master’s national championships in Iowa, United States.

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