At 90 years of age, Diane Hoffman isn’t a typical sprinter. On Saturday at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, she broke the United States 100-meter dash record for the 90+ age group at the 2018 USATF East Region and New England Masters.
Hoffman, who has lived in Boston for more than 60 years, crossed the finish line at 24.22 seconds, crushing the previous record of 31.53 seconds set in 1995, and missing the world record by a mere 1.07 seconds.
“I am thrilled,’’ Hoffman said. “I really wanted to do it for my son [Matt Hoffman]. I’m just a little upset that I didn’t break the world record because the few times I practiced on grass, I actually beat it.’’