92-year-old sets another record during Atlanta track meet

Betty Lindberg may be making space in her trophy case for a new prize, because she has likely just broken the American record for the women’s 400-meter, according to the Atlanta Track Club.

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The 92-year-old competed in the All Comers Track and Field Meet Tuesday, taking home the gold for the 400-meter Grand Prix event in the 90+ division. Her time of 3:05.01 time is pending ratification by the USATF.

“I’m very pleased with what I did,” Lindberg told the ATC. “I sort of heard people yelling, but I was concentrating so hard to keep going those last 100 meters.”

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Lindberg beat out Bertha Holt, who previously held the title for 21 years.

And this isn’t the first time the Atlantan has made history. Just last year, she set a new time for the women's 800-meter, ages 90-94.

“It was a lot more pressure this year,” she admitted. “This year I knew what the record was. It seemed everyone knew what the record was. My daughter, my son and my son-in-law were there. My personal trainer showed up. And you guys at the club knew, too. So there was a little bit of pressure.”

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Next up for Lindberg is the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race. She’s currently training to run in the Fourth of July event. 

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