95-year-old Vancouver track and field star passes away
Vancouver-based athlete and fitness inspiration to people all over the world, Olga Kotelko, has died at the age of 95.
Kotelko died of a brain hemorrhage over the weekend.
She held 26 world records and earned hundreds of medals since taking up track and field at the age of 77, after retiring as a school teacher.
Kotelko was born in Vonda, Saskatchewan, northeast of Saskatoon and was the seventh child out of 11.
She credited her active lifestyle with growing up on a farm, where she was always moving.
Kotelko carried the Olympic torch as part of the relay for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. She is survived by her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren.
Watch the video below: Olga Kotelko joined Global BC in January 2014 to share her secrets to living a longer, healthier life
— with files from the Canadian Press
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