This 92-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Runs Marathons And Breaks Records. What's Your Excuse?

She's probably fitter than you.

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Let's be honest here, how many of us can actually FINISH a marathon? If you can, good for you. If you can't, then consider this a wake up call.

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Enter Harriette Thompson, a 92-year old lady from Charlotte, North Carolina. But Harriette isn't just any ordinary lady, she's also a cancer survivor.

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Being the fighter that she is, Harriette decided to take up marathon as a challenge

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Last year, Thompson ran the fastest marathon ever by a woman aged 90 or older, finishing in 7 hours and 7 minutes. She beat the old record of 9 hours, 53 minutes. It was a 26.2 (42km) marathon.

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A year ago this weekend, Thompson, then 91, ran the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 or older, finishing in 7 hours and 7 minutes. Thompson obliterated the old record of 9 hours, 53 minutes.

Now, at the tender age of 92, she has made her way into the book of records yet again for being the oldest lady to finish a marathon by conquering another 42km!

A 92-year-old cancer survivor entered the record books on Sunday by becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7hr 24min 36sec. She was mobbed by well-wishers as she crossed the finish line.

A classically trained pianist, she took up running in her 70s. It's never too late to start guys...

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A classically trained pianist, she did not begin running marathons until she was in her 70s, after a member of her church approached her about being one of her sponsors in a marathon to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

As a cancer survivor, she has raised substantial amounts of money for various organisations through running

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Thompson has now raised more than $90,000 for the organization because the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a cause dear to Thompson's heart. She has fought two bouts with cancer. Multiple family members have died of the disease.

Will Harriette be back next year to conquer another marathon?

Thompson is not sure if she’ll run again next year. But after last year’s race she was not sure she would run this one either. She added that she enjoys raising money for cancer research and believes the competition has helped keep her healthy.

We'd love to see Harriette back on the tracks again! A virtual salute to her for being such an inspiring and positive individual!

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Now that you've read all about Harriette, we hope you're motivated to start training for that marathon you'll be joining. NO EXCUSES!

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