Obit: Man who set track records as a centenarian dies at 105
Obit: Man who set track records as a centenarian dies at 105

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Many wondered how Don Pellmann could sprint, jump and throw at track and field meets at the age of 100 years old when most people are sedentary.“I say four words: ‘Eat sensibly and exercise,’” Pellmann once said.Pellmann, who died last month at 105, sure had been doing something right.Five years ago, Pellmann became the first centenarian to run faster than 27 seconds in the 100 meters and the first to clear a height — any height — in the high jump. He also broke records in the discus, long jump and shot put at the San Diego Senior Olympics in 2015.The family has been reca…

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