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101-Year Old Woman Becomes World’s Oldest Paraglider

Quilting just wasn’t enough. Last September, 101-year old Mary Hardison of Ogden, Utah paraglided with an instructor, thus becoming the oldest woman to ever do so. Her motivation? Keeping her young, freewheeling son in his place:

Hardison said she wanted to paraglide because her 75-year-old son began doing it as a hobby.

“I didn’t want him to get too far ahead of me, so I decided that I’d go too,” she said Tuesday.

Fear never entered the equation for Hardison, who previously rode all of the adult rides at Disneyland to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Hardison said she was shocked to learn her flight had become a world record.

“To me, I was just going on a little ride,” she said. “I had no idea I’d break a record.”

Link -via Stuff | Photo: AP/Jeremy Castellano

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March 21st, 2012

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