Woman, 101, sets paragliding record

2012-03-20 18:32
Salt Lake City - A 101-year-old Utah woman is being honoured with a world record for a paraglide ride she took to celebrate her birthday.

Guinness World Records said on Tuesday Mary Hardison is officially the oldest female to paraglide tandem. The previous record was held by a 100-year-old woman from Cyprus.

Hardison took the tandem flight with an instructor in September while her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren watched.

Hardison says she remains busy because it helps her stay healthy and happy.

She decided to paraglide because her 75-year-old son was doing it as a hobby, and she says she couldn't let him do something she didn't at least try.

Hardison says she is always excited for new challenges. For her 90th birthday, she rode all of the rides at Disneyland.

- AP
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