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100 Year Old Skis for Birthday

100 Year Old Skis for Birthday

Posted - Feb. 28, 2004 at 10:08 p.m.



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Samantha Hayes ReportingWhen you live in Salt Lake City it's easy to become picky about your ski days, but a 100-year old man-hardly ever misses. In fact skiing was his activity of choice when he hit the slopes with dozens of family and friends for his record birthday.

It will be a picture for the mantle place and the record books -- 100 year old Keizo Miura is the oldest skier in the world. To celebrate his birthday, four generations of Miuras, and friends from Japan- in all about 100 people - skied Snowbird.

Keizo Miura: “To ski together as four generations, this four generation ski has been achieved in very good conditions. Snow and weather on our side."

Miura skis more than 120 days a year. He's seen a lot of change in skiing styles and equipment. Once he greased up some old Army boots and strapped them on straight wood boards.

Emili Miura, Daughter: “I think he really enjoys this technology that made the old equipment improved, especially the boots, the ski boots."

The whole family sets records and not just going down the mountain. Miura's 71-year old son was the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest. One of his children competed as a freestyle mogul Olympian in the '94 and '98 Winter Games. They all look forward to playing on the mountainside for many more years.

Yuichiro Kiura, Son: “IF possible, maybe I can ski thirty years more.”

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