29 May '15, 8pm

Harriette Thompson, 92, Attempts to Become the Oldest Woman to Run a Marathon

At Sunday’s San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Harriette Thompson, 92, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will attempt to become the oldest woman to run a marathon. If she completes the full distance, she will surpass current record holder Gladys Burrill, who was a younger 92 when she completed the 2010 Honolulu Marathon. But for Thompson, running marathons has little to do with setting records and everything to do with supporting a cause that is important to her. In 16 years of running the San Diego event, she has raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. “I heard about the race when I was 76,” Thompson told Runner’s World Newswire late Thursday night, shortly after she arrived in San Diego. “A friend of mine was going to walk it, so I thought, ‘Well I can do that,’ and I got into it.” Since 1999, she has only missed the race once, in 2013, when she was u...

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