Check out this amazing 92-year old woman, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., who ran her 16th marathon. And finished in just 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds! And…she started running marathons when she was 76!
She runs for a good cause too! Thompson says she ran the marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of family members who died of cancer, including her husband, who died in January. In fact, she has raised over $90,000 for the charity through her running. According to the article linked from NPR, Thompson herself had mouth cancer in 2013, so she didn’t run that year — the only year she has skipped the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon since she started in 1999.
Watch her cross the finish line!
So…who’s inspired to run a race this summer??
Want something different and fun?
Check out the Wipe Out Run in DC on June 20th! (And yes…it is that Wipe Out from the TV show…)
Not quite ready for a marathon but want a popular race in the DC area?
The Navy Half is always a good time! And you still have time to train…race is September 20th.
Speaking of training, start thinking ahead and take your time training for a marathon!
Rock N’ Roll Marathon is coming to DC in March. March 12th to be exact…
Looks like it is time to LACE UP!