For Orville Rogers, age truly is just a number.

By Meghan Overdeep
March 21, 2018
USA Track & Field

Orville Rogers doesn’t look a day over 99. Truth be told, he doesn’t look a day over 85 either.

It’s hard to believe—especially after witnessing his record-breaking performance at the Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Landover, Maryland over the weekend—but Rogers, a WWII vet, is actually 100 years old.

"How great it feels at the age of 100 to break five new world track records and to bring home the gold," Rogers, who lives in Dallas, told ABC News.

With his family cheering him on, Rogers set new records in the 60-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter events in the 100 to 104-age category.

The Air Force bomber pilot turned a commercial pilot started running at the age of 50, but didn’t start competing in track meets until he turned 90. "I live life with a capital 'L,'" he told WFAA-TV in November.

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Rogers, a widower, has four children (three of whom are still alive), 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

"We're a very close family," he told ABC News. "We take family vacations every summer for 44 years now and we enjoy getting together anywhere

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