91-year-old woman sets time, age records at San Diego marathon
The Associated Press
First Published Jun 02 2014 09:34 am • Last Updated Jun 17 2014 05:05 pm
San Diego • A 91-year-old woman has set time and age records at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon.
KNSD-TV (http://bit.ly/1oNJUrp ) says Harriette Thompson of North Carolina on Sunday became the oldest woman to compete in the race and it was her 15th time running it.
With a time of 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds, KNSD says she also broke the U.S. record for the fastest marathon run in the 90-94 age group.
Thompson is a cancer survivor and says she just underwent nine radiation treatments for cancer in her legs.
She says the best part of every race is going over the finish line.
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