An exercise in physiopsychology.
VANCOUVER – It took 100-year-old Indian runner Man Kaur almost a minute and a half to complete the 100-metre race, but she never broke her stride.
And when she crossed the finish line Monday at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, her competitors — many of them two decades younger — were there to cheer her on.
Kaur’s energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30, say her son and fellow athletes.
“When she wins, she goes back to India, and she’s excited to tell others, ‘I have won so many medals from this country,’ ” said her son Gurdev Singh, 78, translating for his mother.
“Winning makes her happy.”