92-year-old Harriette Thompson sets marathon record

  • 1 June 2015
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Harriette Thompson has raised lots of money for cancer charities in running 16 of the last 18 San Diego marathons

A 92-year-old cancer survivor has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

American Harriette Thompson ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, USA, in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

Harriette crossed the line side by side with her 56-year-old son, Brenny.

Aged 92 years and 65 days, Thompson took the record of 92 years and 19 days set by Gladys Burrill in the Honolulu Marathon in 2010.

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