Athletics news 2022: the world stunned by the stunning 70-year-old 100m run, video by Michael Kish

The footage of this American grandfather went viral on social media, with the sports world stunned by his extraordinary feat.

Michael Kish, take a bow.

The 70-year-old American stunned the sports world by completing a 100m run in under 14 seconds, with footage of his impressive feat going viral on social media this week.

Born in 1952, Kish proved age is just a number by finishing the event in 13.47 seconds at Penn Relays on Thursday.

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The video has recorded over 1 million views since it was uploaded to Twitter on Friday morning.

Philadelphia’s Don Warren finished second with a time of 14.35, while Joachim Acolatse finished third with a more than respectable 15.86.

Kish, who is a grandfather, represents the Shore Athletic Club.

The all-time 100m record for men aged 70 and over is held by American Bobby Whilden, who completed the dash in 12.77 seconds during the 2005 Senior Olympics.

Not to be outdone, Pole Stanisław Kowalski holds the 100m record for men over the age of 105, running the distance in 34.50 seconds in 1910.

Originally published as “Absolutely crazy”: the world is amazed by the incredible feat of 70 years