Harriette Thompson, then 92, became the oldest woman ever to complete a 26.2-mile race when she finished the 2015 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon.
Harriette Thompson, then 92, became the oldest woman ever to complete a 26.2-mile race when she finished the 2015 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon. Paul Nestor Competitor Group via AP
Harriette Thompson, then 92, became the oldest woman ever to complete a 26.2-mile race when she finished the 2015 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon. Paul Nestor Competitor Group via AP

At 94, she has heart, head and balance trouble. She’s also 13.1 miles away from a world record.

May 11, 2017 5:15 PM

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