LANHAM, Md. –At the ripe old age of 76, most senior citizens are slowing down. But one Prince George’s County resident is only getting faster after she entered the world of competitive running.
Rose Green is a champion sprinter. She has won medals in the 200 meters, the 400 meters, and is the American record holder in the 60-meter sprint.
She is also a great-grandmother.
Green turned 77 on May 24 and only took up sprinting last year. But she is already one of the best in the world in her age group.
“She’s world class,” said her coach, Cortez Austin.
Green trains as many as seven days a week with Austin. While he is her coach, he is also a bit more.
“I hate that term — ‘your boo,’” Austin said laughingly. “She is definitely my boo.”
Green and Austin have been dating for four years, but she doesn’t receive any special treatment.