Dare to Be 100: Bortz's Law Resounds

August 28, 2014 3:25 PM

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The Internet was abuzz seven weeks ago about the performance at the June 1 San Diego Marathon by Harriet Thompson of North Carolina. She is 91 years old (YOUNG). En route she set several age group records. Her time of seven hours, seven minutes, and 42 seconds broke the earlier record of women 90 to 94 by over two hours.

This was the 15th time that she had completed this marathon. Her first one came when she was 75 years old (never too late to start). Despite the fact that her training had been slowed by treatment of skin cancers on her legs, she ran strong. Amazingly, her longest training run for this event was onl...

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