US grandma, 92, sets record for oldest woman marathoner


SAN DIEGO: A 92-year-old US grandmother has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon, when she crossed the finish line of a San Diego 26-miler on Sunday (Monday in Manila), race organizers said. A smiling Harriette Thompson, aged 92 years and 65 days, was cheered by dozens of onlookers and supporters as she completed the Southern California event in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. The previous oldest woman marathon runner was another American, Gladys “Gladyator” Burrill, who was 92 years and 19 days old when she did the Honolulu event in 2010. Thompson participated in the marathon to raise money for cancer research, a disease she has herself survived.



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