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Oldest Woman To Ever Finish Marathon

Oldest Woman To Ever Finish Marathon


Marathon Runner’s Age Will Amaze You and Inspire You


     After reading this story about Harriet Thompson, there should be no doubt that you can accomplished anything you put your mind too. This marathon runner not only is blessed to be the age of 92, but is also a cancer survivor. According to Runner’s World 


Harriette Thompson, 92, became the oldest woman to complete a marathon on Sunday when she finished the San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7:24:36. She surpassed the record set by Gladys Burrill, who ran 9:53:16 at the 2010 Honolulu Marathon, 19 days after her 92nd birthday, when she was 74 days younger than Thompson is now.

The cancer survivor, concert pianist, and grandmother of 10 covered the course in 16:59 per mile, with a combination of running and walking. Thompson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, has run the San Diego race for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 16 times since 1999, missing only the 2013 race as she battled cancer.

See her amazing story here…




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