Takashi Shimokawara

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Takashi Shimokawara (July 25, 1907 – March 11, 2011) was a Japanese centinarian from Kamaishi, Iwate. He is the current M100 world record holder in the Shot Put, Discus and Javelin throw.[1] He also holds the M95 Japanese national record in the javelin, set at the age of 99.[2] His body was found in his home at the age of 103. He died not as a result of old age, but because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[3]

Mr. Shimokawara would have a daily exercise routine that included a jog, press ups, squat thrusts and horizontal leg raises. He took up Masters athletics in 2004, at the age of 97.[4]

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