DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Orville Rogers, known as “the running man” died Thursday morning in Dallas at the age of 101.
Rogers got his nickname because he loved to run, setting a world record in the 60-yard dash in 2018 for someone 100 years old or oder.
Rogers held more than a dozen American and world running records.
Rogers served in World War II flying bombers and later became a commercial pilot.
He told CBS 11 last year, “I never asked God for a long life, or fame or riches. And he’s given me all three. And I’m happy to be where I am. I’m delighted to be where I am,” said Rogers.
Roger, who began running when he was 50, would have turned 102 on November 28.