Friday, January 18, 2019


The definition of a supercentenarian is a person who is significantly older than 100 years of age; typically an individual who has lived to or surpassed their 110th birthday. This age is achieved by about one in 1,000 centenarians. Anderson et al. concluded that supercentenarians live a life typically free of major age-related diseases until shortly before maximum human lifespan is reached. According to official forecasts, the number of supercentenarians is expected to rise rapidly over the next 25 years. Naturally, there have been quite a few reports of human beings who were supercentenarians. However, the available documentation did not meet the standards required by Guinness World Records. So, if the research reveals that Jeanne Louise Calment did not live to be 122 years 164 days and if the record passes to American Sarah Knauss, who lived to the documented age of 119, does that impact my own person goal? Not a bit. I still am aiming to live to be a supercentenarian. Why not? Aim higher, get farther!

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