Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Briefly: Meet Harriett, The 92 Year Old Who Just Completed A Marathon

Harriett Thompson
Harriett Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina has achieved an unbelievable milestone for  completing the Rock n' Roll Marathon in San Diego . 

92 years old Harriett completed the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds becoming the oldest woman to do so. She never believed she could achieve this because she was just recovering from radiation treatments for squamous cell carcinoma on her legs

Harriet, who is also a cancer survivor, runs primarily to raise fund for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a practice she adopted when she was 76 years old. In all, she has raised over $100,000 for the Society and missed the race only once during her cancer treatment.

So, dear 45 year old, what's your excuse for not hitting the gym again? :)

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