92-year-old from North Carolina becomes oldest woman to finish marathon

A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. According to ABC News, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. Harriette says she didn’t begin running marathons until she was in her 70s, after a member of her church approached her about being one of her sponsors in the marathon to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

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