Yvonne and Alice talk about centenarians - people who have reached their 100th birthday. But does everyone want to live to this grand old age?
This week's question:
The oldest female to complete a marathon was from the United States - but how old was she?
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
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- the ripe old age of
an informal expression emphasising that someone has lived for more years than most people
- a marathon
a race of about 26 miles or 45 kilometres which takes place on public roads
people who are 100 years of age or older
- mental activity
things that people do to make or keep the mind healthy
- physical activity
things that people do to make or keep the body healthy
- great grandmother
the mother of someone's grandmother
extremely old, from a time in the distant past
lengthened, extra long, lasting longer than usual
people who you don't know or are familiar with
energetic, lively, active