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How 92-year-old Harriette Thompson, a cancer survivor becomes oldest woman to ever complete a marathon
92-year-old American cancer survivor Harriette Thompson becomes oldest woman to ever complete a marathon after finishing the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll race. Harriette, from Charlotte, North Carolina completed a marathon at the age of 92 years and 65 days on Sunday in 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.
How 92-year-old Harriette Thompson, a cancer survivor becomes oldest woman to ever complete a marathon

The previous record holder was Gladys Burrill, who finished the Honolulu marathon in 2010 at 92 years and 19 days.  Ms Thompson said:

“I’m fine, they’re really pampering me here,” 
“It’s always harder but this year has been a bad year for me … I couldn’t train very well because my husband was very ill and I had to be with him for some time and then when he died in January I had some treatments on my leg.
“I was just really thrilled that I could finish today.”
“I don’t think I’d be living today if I didn’t do this running,” the cancer survivor said. “I’m helping them and they’re kind of helping me.”

She was accompanied on the run by her 56-year-old son Brenny. She decided to begin marathon running when she was 76, and has since raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Lovely!
 
 
Source: The Telegraph
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