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Thompson rock ’n’ marathon at age 92
« on: June 01, 2015, 09:54:47 AM »
Thompson rock ’n’ marathon at age 92
By Don Norcross
utsandiego.com
11:59 A.M.MAY 30, 2015
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With the Coronado Bridge as a backdrop, Harriette Thompson stepped outside of the Hilton Bayfront hotel Friday morning and began jogging along the bay. One woman stopped her in front of the million-dollar yachts for an autograph. Another wanted her to pose for a picture.

“It’s just because I’m so old,” joked Thompson.

One year ago this weekend, Thompson, then 91, completed the Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes, the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 or older.

Minutes after the feat, sitting in the shade of a tent next to Petco Park, Thompson promised, “If I’m still (alive), I’ll be back next year.”

True to her word, Thompson, now 92, has returned and is entered in Sunday’s 18th annual marathon. If she completes the 26.2-mile trek, Thompson will become the oldest woman ever to finish a marathon.
Her time this year was 7:24:36.  I'm ~2/3 her age and have completed 17 half marathons (13.1 miles) in the past 2 1/2 years. I don't know that I could do a marathon, and if I did, whether I would have an equal or better time.

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Re: Thompson rock ’n’ marathon at age 92
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 11:15:17 AM »
Inspirational.
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