Aging Fiercely At 91

June 3, 2014 12:40 AM

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Aging Fiercely At 91

Harriette Thompson just set a world record for the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 years or older. She’s 91, and made her mark at the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. She also became the second oldest marathon finisher in U.S. history. She logged those 26.2 miles in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds, most of it in the baking sun.

It’s not as if Harriette is free of health issues. She had cancer of the palate and significant surgery to remove part of her jawbone and most of her upper teeth. Subsequently, she has been battling skin cancer. She had undergone 9 radiation treatments in 11 days, ending those just about four wee...

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