On Sunday, amid the 100-degree weather, centenarian Don Pellmann was not denied his quest for glory.
The Santa Clara, California resident set five world records at the San Diego Senior Olympics, including becoming the first 100-year-old to clear a bar in the high jump and the first to compete in the long jump.
Pellmann also crushed world records for his age group in the 100-meter dash, discus and shot put.
According to one official, Pellmann became the oldest person to ever enter the local Senior Olympics, beating out an 89-year-old who competed in 2013.
Despite his unbelievable achievement, Pellmann was still hard on himself for what could've been.
The 100-year-old said,
It's a poor day because I should have got that pole vault, too. And I should have had better marks on most of these [others]. But I'm glad I got the 100 record -- that's the one I wanted the most. It was a real struggle, but I made it.
We're sure glad you did, Don. And don't worry, there's always next year.