Ida Keeling, a 99-year-old great great-grandmother, set a record for her age group in the 100-meter event at Gay Games 9.

Standing 4-feet 6-inches and weighing 83 pounds, Keeling came in last but she was the star as she raced around the track at Lee Jackson Field on the campus of the University of Akron.

“My doctor told me 2 years straight I'm as healthy as a healthy 20-year-old. Hooray!” Keeling told ABC affiliate WEWS.

Shelley Keeling, her coach and daughter, said that her mother's time of 59.80 seconds set a new international record for her age group and gender.

The senior citizen who traveled from New York to compete in the quad-annual Gay Games said she started running at the age of 67 to help her cope with the loss of two sons who were murdered 3 years apart.

She offered some advice to her supporters: “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don't leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”