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Ninety-one year-old finishes San Diego Marathon

Monday, June 02, 2014 - 00:49

June 2 - Ninety one year-old Harriette Thompson finished San Diego's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in just over 7 hours -- a new U.S. record for her age group. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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This is Harriette Thompson. She's 91 years young... and she finished the San Diego Marathon on Sunday. But she admits it wasn't as easy feat. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HARRIETTE THOMPSON, SAYING: "I thought around mile 17 that I was going to have to ask for help. But eventually I got my energy back and I'm just as surprised as everybody else, that I finished." In just over 7 hours, she was celebrated by fans at the finish line. And she's set a new U.S. record for her age group. Now she wears her medal with pride and can honestly say that age is just a number. After all, she started her first marathon at age 76!

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Ninety-one year-old finishes San Diego Marathon

Monday, June 02, 2014 - 00:49