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.
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.
Being the fighter that she is, Harriette decided to take up marathon as a challenge
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.
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.theguardian.com
A classically trained pianist, she took up running in her 70s. It's never too late to start guys...
As a cancer survivor, she has raised substantial amounts of money for various organisations through running
Will Harriette be back next year to conquer another marathon?
We'd love to see Harriette back on the tracks again! A virtual salute to her for being such an inspiring and positive individual!
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!