When you go skydiving for your 100th birthday, it’s hard to go back to just having some cake and ice cream. This man sets records at such an age where one might not even be able to move or walk. He not proves to be an inspiration for the youngsters, but for everyone who is young at heart regardless of any age.
Glenn Quillin of Carlsbad, California, turned 102 years old in January, and on Saturday he decided to celebrate by setting the Guinness World Record for oldest person to ride a zip line. Joined by family, friends, and staff members of the retirement community where he lives, Quillin set off on three zip lines, going up to 50 mph as he zoomed over canyons. “I am always amazed at my dad,” his daughter, Roxane Smith, said “He’s just a fantastic guy who always does things that are fun, exciting, and different.”
Quillin said he’s always been a thrill seeker, and he used to race cars and motorcycles. During World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project in New Mexico, and later worked for Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles before opening a real estate agency with his late wife.
His Future Plans
He’s already looking ahead to his 103rd birthday. On that, he wants to go jump out of a plane again with his grandson. Also because so that he can break a record for world’s oldest skydiver. “I have my eye on that airplane,” he said. “I wouldn’t mind doing that again, not one bit.”
Got goosebumps? Feeling motivated? This man is surely an inspiration to all the youngsters of today! If he can do this, then why not you? It’s never too late. Pack your bags and head over to the mountains to feel the adventure and bring in the child in you! Feel more motivated with The Winning Spirit Of 101-Year-Old “Man Kaur” Indian Athlete Inspires You