A 92-year-old cancer survivor have become the world's oldest female marathoner

A 92-year-old cancer survivor have become the world's oldest female marathoner
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Harriette Thompson, a 92-year-old grandma who is a two-time disease survivor, has turn into the most seasoned lady on the planet to finish a marathon subsequent to completing a 26.2-mile race in San Diego, coordinators of the occasion said.

Thompson, an inhabitant of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed the San Diego Rock "n" Roll Marathon on Sunday in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds, said Dan Cruz, a representative for the race.


The race gave Thompson, who is 92 years and over 60 days old, the qualification of turning into the most established lady to finish a marathon, Cruz included.

In 2010, Gladys Burrill, who was then 92 years and 19 days old, finished the Honolulu marathon, as per Guinness World Records, which said it has not got an official application from Thompson for section into the record books.

Thompson, who started running marathons at age 76, has not discounted contending once more, Cruz said. She hurries to raise cash to battle leukemia and lymphoma.

"I generally keep in touch with my companions and I say, 'I think this is my last year,' and after that I do another, so this is my 16th (marathon) and I'm genuine satisfied that I could traverse it," Thompson told nearby TV slot KNSD, a NBC subsidiary.

The most seasoned man to finish a marathon was Greek runner Dimitrion Yordanidis, who kept running in Athens in 1976 at age 98, as indicated by Guinness World Records.
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