92-year-old Harriette Thompson beats Steve Smith in 5K run

92-year-old marathoner Harriette Thompson finishes ahead of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith in the Lace Up Son 5k. Video by Todd Sumlin
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92-year-old marathoner Harriette Thompson finishes ahead of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith in the Lace Up Son 5k. Video by Todd Sumlin

Harriette Thompson, oldest woman to ever run a marathon, dies at 94

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