Woman, 94, breaks record and becomes the oldest person to finish half-marathonJune 6th, 2017
When Harriette Thompson crossed the finish line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego on Sunday, the crowd burst into cheers. That’s because Thompson, 94, is an inspiration for thousands of other runners. And, she’s a record breaker. This year, she became the oldest person to finish a half-marathon. Just two years ago, she became the oldest person to finish a full marathon.
“I had never been 94 before. I had no idea what I could do,” she told TODAY. “I didn’t plan on breaking any records.”