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101-year-old Utah woman sets world record
Guinness World Records recognizes 101-year-old Utah woman as oldest female paraglider
By The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ' A 101-year-old Utah woman is being honored with a world record for a paraglide ride she took to celebrate her birthday.

Guinness World Records says Tuesday Mary Hardison of Ogden is officially the oldest female to paraglide tandem. The previous record was held by a 100-year-old woman from Cyprus.

Hardison took the tandem flight with an instructor in September while her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren watched.

Hardison says she remains busy because it helps her stay healthy and happy. She decided to paraglide because her 75-year-old son was doing it as a hobby, and she says she couldn't let him do something she didn't at least try.

Hardison says she is always excited for new challenges. For her 90th birthday, she rode all of the rides at Disneyland.

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