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Hidekichi Miyazaki, 105, not the true Guinness World Record holder

Hidekichi Miyazaki

KYOTO, JAPAN - AUGUST 3: 103-year-old Japanese sprinter Hidekichi Miyazaki runs during men’s 100m dash at a Japan Masters Athletics competition in Kyoto on August 3, 2014. Miyazaki, who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the Jamaican flyer, plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter’s tangerine jam. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read Toru YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hidekichi Miyazaki may have been presented with a Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest competitive sprinter on Wednesday, but another man deserves the title.

Poland’s Stanislaw Kowalski ran the 100m at age 105 in June (and in a faster time, 34.50 seconds to Miyazaki’s 42.22). Kowalski turned 105 in April. Miyazaki turned 105 on Sept. 22, one day before his Guinness World Record sprint.

So Kowalski ran his 100m before Miyazaki, at an older age and in a quicker time.

A World Masters Athletics official confirmed Kowalski’s time Saturday.

Here’s video of Kowalski running a 60m indoor race earlier this year. Here’s a Daily Mail report on Kowalski from 2014.

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