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5:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

At 91, Cancer Survivor Finishes Her 15th Marathon

Harriette Thompson, 91, sits at the concert grand piano in her Charlotte home.
Credit Katie Herzog

Sunday in San Diego, a Charlotte woman named Harriette Thompson ran her 15th marathon in 16 years. A pretty impressive accomplishment in its own right, but it’s downright remarkable when you consider she’s about to turn 92 years old. Thompson finished the 26.2 mile race in just over seven hours---setting a new record for a woman over the age of 90. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen visited Thompson at her Charlotte home before she left for the marathon.


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