GLENDALE (CBSLA) — A swimming champion known as "Mighty Mo" celebrated a milestone not too many of her fellow swimmers can claim – her 100th birthday.
Maurine Kornfeld arrived at the Glendale pool where she still swims nearly every weekday to find a small party complete with a racy cake and a whale-shaped piñata. Her fellow swimmers sang "Happy Birthday" to her from the pool.
"It's so nice to have young people as friends, and what they're doing – it's delightful," she said.
Kornfeld only started swimming seriously at 65, but since then, she's become a legend – she has 14 world championships to her name and has set 28 records. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2018.
The swimming sensation says if she had any words of inspiration for anyone, it's to "just enjoy life."
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