This 92-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Just Made Marathon History
When you need motivation to convince yourself to go for a run| just think of Harriette Thompson. Harriette| who is 92 years old| became the oldest woman to run 26.2 miles after competing in Harriette had broken 92-year-old Gladys Burrill’s 2010 Honolulu Marathon record by finishing the Rock ‘n’ Roll race in 7 hours| 7 minutes| and 42 seconds. The secret to Harriette getting through a long race? The spirited woman revealed that she mentally plays old piano pieces in her head as she’s running.
While everyone was cheering for her on the sidelines| she also received support from her son Brenny who snapped photos and videos to document his mother’s inspiring journey. Harriette said Sunday’s race was going to be her last| but she also shared| “My friends remind me that I say that every year.”” Read on to see photos of Harriette crossing the finish line with determination and a giant smile.