Race with a thief

Josefine Hass, Trudy Wieczorek, and Otto Haas Photo courtesy of The Province

Josefine Haas, Trudy Wieczorek, and Otto Haas
Photo courtesy of The Province

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.
Help came.
The thief could not escape.
Otto said, “I am surprised I could run that fast.”
Otto was 90 years old!

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2 thoughts on “Race with a thief

  1. Unbelievable! Can I walk at that age??
    God bless him,how healthy he is!!!!!

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