Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 1, December 2010
Otto Haas was
a famous runner in Germany.
He ran 100 metres in 12.5 seconds.
And over 70 years later,
he raced again.
Otto, his wife Josefine,
and her sister, Trudy, live in Kelowna.
They visited Vancouver in 2009.
In a parking lot, a young thief
took Josefine’s purse.
Otto ran after him.
Josefine screamed and screamed.
The thief could not escape.
Otto said, “I am surprised I could run that fast.”
Otto was 90 years old!