LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A great great grandmother from the US state of Utah has leapt into the record books by taking a paragliding flight to celebrate her 101st birthday. Mary Allen Hardison was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records on Tuesday for the feat, undertaken after her 75-year-old son Allen went paragliding and she decided not to be beaten. Four generations of her family — from children to great great grandchildren — were on hand to watch her take off, rigged up in tandem with a qualified instructor, on September 1 last year. “I feel very humble in setting a new Guinness World Record. My desire is for the elderly to keep on going, do things as long as you are physically able.