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Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down is the memoir of 104-year-old world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. Miss Ida, as she’s known throughout her Bronx community, isn’t your typical runner. Her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the civil rights movement. But her greatest trials were yet to come.

Ida’s two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Ida felt like she didn’t have the strength to carry on, and she couldn’t hope anymore. But, encouraged by her daughter, Ida put on her first pair of running shoes at the age of 67 and began to chase the paralyzing sorrow from her heart.

Running gave light and new energy to Ida, and since her first race nearly 35 years ago, she’s kept running and never looked back. Holding the world record for the fastest time in the 60-meter dash for the 95-99 age group, Ida isn’t slowing down. Now she gives us a clear picture of what it means to overcome obstacles.

Ida Keeling shares her inspirational story about growing up as a child of immigrants during the Depression and later raising four children as a single mother. She offers time-tested truths gathered from a lifetime of watching a nation change and from a lifelong faith in Jesus. “Every night, I thank him for my many blessings, for his guidance, for his protection,” Ida says, “And every night he tells me, 'Miss Ida, you just keep on, because I ain't done with you yet.'"

©2018 Ida Keeling (P)2018 Zondervan

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Miss Ida is amazing!

Ida Keeling's autobiography has something for everyone. there are lessons that she has shared from her experiences that will benefit the young as well as the old. the narrator was perfect for this audiobook. I felt like I was listening 2 Miss Ida tell her own story. I am so glad that I found this book.

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WOW!

Ida Keeling's story is life! Sad! Happy! Difficult! Easy! Exciting! Boring! Inspirational! Heartwarming! I strive to have her attitude and strength. Beautifully written story, and excellent reader. I loved it!

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This Woman Lived Life Well

Spoiler Alert: She's 4 FOOT 6 INCHES Tall!

She lived a life well lived. A great value system to live by. I am so glad I listened to this.

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A Peek at Hope

I appreciated the historical background and wisdom of Ms. Keeling's words. Her story has something for everyone and would be beneficial for junior high schoolers thru senior citizens.

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Quite an Inspiring Story

I enjoyed learning about Ms Ida’s life. She has persevered through a lot. Keep on running!!

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Moving and Motivational

I didn't know what to expect from this book but it soon became clear that Ida's story was awe-inspiring and a much needed voice for folks who pick up new sports later in life. I cheered her up and enjoyed every page. What a life! Highly recommended!

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Outstanding

Love this book
I had lost my mojo for running because of COVID.
I am gbavk and ready to train and race

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YOU GO GIRL

LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! LOVED THE SPIRIT OF IT ....ITS TRUE YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN

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Excellent!

Excellent read! Motivational-Got me up and moving! Everyone should read it; it is a treat.

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a powerful story!

Absolutely a great read! Such a heart breaking story of race relations in the united states but a tale of overcoming and empowerment! Such a personal story. Heartfelt and moving! #Athletes #Moms #SuccessStories #NewYork #Inspiring #tagsgiving #sweepstakes