92-yr-old 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.
Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was mobbed by well-wishers as she crossed the finish line. “I’m fine, they’re really pampering me here,” Thompson said. This was her 17th Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and, by far, the hardest. “It’s always <g data-gr-id="11">harder</g> but this year has been a bad year for me,” she said, adding her husband died in January, following a lingering illness and she battled a staph infection in one of her legs.