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Japanese centenarian notches up world record swim

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Mieko Nagaoka, 100, says she wants to swim until she turns 105 if she can live that long.

Tokyo

A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim, 20 years after she took up the sport.

Mieko Nagaoka took just under an hour and 16 minutes to finish the race as the sole competitor in the 100- 104-year-old