91 years old and still a boss lady, Harriette Thompson set a new marathon record time with seven hours, seven minutes and 42 seconds. She did this at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego marathon.
She is the 2nd oldest marathon runner in US history and started running in 1999 to help raise money for cancer research (specifically for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). She herself is a cancer survivor and actually underwent radiation treatment for cancer in her legs shortly before the race. She has reportedly helped raise in excess of $90,000 for the cause!
And did we mention that her time beat the previous time by almost TWO HOURS?! This lady is bringing it like a boss! And watch out everyone, she isn’t finished yet. You better bring your A game if you wanna compete with Harriette.
She is also a boss pianist and… well… she’s just completely awesome! We’ll leave you with some quotes from Harriette Thompson herself:
When it comes to running or anything else in your life, “You’re never too old to do it.”
How she trains for marathon running: “I try to run around the block, and I do a few 5Ks. I think the most I’ve done this year is an 8K, so it’s sort of a lot to ask to jump from that to 26 (miles).”
What a warrior you are, Harriette Thompson! We commend you for being such a boss and setting new records at 91 years old.