Harriette Thompson who is 92 years and 65 days years old. The oldest woman in the world to compete in a marathon, organizers said the San Diego marathon.
The nonagenarian who was participating for the sixteenth time in the California trial has 7:24 minutes 36 seconds to complete the 42.195 km.
She was greeted by dozens of fans and journalists.
Some soreness, but all is well, “she told the Charlotte Observer, the city newspaper in North Carolina where she lives.
“I can hardly believe that I managed to finish this marathon. At one point, I was really tired. There was a hill ahead of me and I had the impression of having to climb a mountain. I told myself + At your age, it’s still a little crazy + “, she added.
The previous record was held by the genre another American, Gladys Burrill, who was 92 years old and 19 days when she played the Honolulu Marathon in 2010.
Harriette Thompson began the marathon to raise funds for the fight against cancer, a disease she survived twice but was right of her husband, her two parents, and three brothers.
This grandmother of ten grandchildren has however failed to improve the very unofficial world record in the marathon category 90-94 years which she is the holder since 2014 with a time of 7 h 07 min 42 sec.
She had said before the start of the race that his training program was limited to 17 kilometers.