Harriette Thompson: 92 years runnin’


Most people consider living until the age of 92 an accomplishment, but that wasn’t enough for two-time cancer survivor Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina.

SHE DID IT! 92-year-old Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman to run a marathon on Sunday when she crossed the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series finish line >>> http://on.nbc7.com/62RVYw2

Posted by NBC 7 San Diego on Sunday, May 31, 2015

This was Harriette’s 16th marathon after finishing her first at the age of 76. Not only does she hold the world record as the oldest person to finish a marathon at 92 years and 65 days, but she beat the previous time by over two hours. She completed the race in just 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. I don’t even think I could walk 26.2 miles, let alone run it, and I’m not the only one.

But how did Harriette feel the day after the race?

You rock, Harriette!

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