102 Year Old Man Ziplines to Celebrate Birthday

A Carlsbad retiree not only showed that you're never too old to be a badass daredevil, he also broke a Guinness World Record.

At 102, Glenn Quillin is the oldest person to ride a zip line and this isn't the first time he's done an adrenaline rushing activity.

Two years ago for his 100th birthday, he jumped out of a plane in a tandem skydive.

"There's always a lot of anticipation when you log one of these new adventures, and I felt very comfortable along the way. It's a great location and the people were wonderful."

The Los Angeles Times says that Quillin's incredibly colorful life has inspired an upcoming play by Oceanside actor-playwright Lance Arthur Smith.

Quillin was raised in Illinois and has lived in California for most of his life. During World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project in New Mexico supervising a mechanical engineering team that supported the radiation labs. He went on to work for Hughes Aircraft for many years in Los Angeles and owned a real estate business with his wife, who died in 2010.

He has lived in the Carlsbad By The Sea retirement community since 1998, where he stays fit by visiting the gym several days a week.

Quillin's grandson, Mike Welch, says the Guinness World Record for the oldest skydiver is 102, so he and his grandfather are looking to break that record next January on his 103rd birthday.

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