92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon

May 31, 2015 5:26 PM by Sarkis Nigolian

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 92-year-old cancer survivor has rocked her way into the record books, 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 a little more than 7 hours and 24 minutes.

Marathon spokesman Dan Cruz says she looked strong at the finish.

The oldest woman to previously complete a marathon was Gladys Burrill, who was 92 years and 19 days old when she finished the 2010 Honolulu Marathon.

Thompson is 92 years and 65 days old, according to race organizers.

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