A North Carolina cancer survivor is attempting to become the oldest woman to finish a marathon. 92-year-old Harriet Thompson is running in the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego Sunday. This is are 16th time competing in the race.
What will it mean to you to set the record for the oldest woman to complete a marathon?
“I think that would be fine. I don’t know whether it will make a difference in my life,” Mrs. Thompson said at a news conference
Last year she finished in seven hours 7 minutes and 42 seconds beating the previous record for a woman 90 or older by more than an hour and a half. Thompson is a two-time cancer survivor and recently recovered from a staph infection in her legs. She says she is running the marathon which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because; she is lost several members of her family to cancer.
“I am so thankful that I can do a little bit to help, it means a lot of people out here trying to get money for the reason,”Mrs Thompson said at a news conference
The oldest man to complete a marathon is about as saying. He finished the Toronto Waterfront marathon in 2011 at one hundred years old.