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Harriette Thompson, 92, becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon

Harriette Thompson, 92, becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon

With the Coronado Bridge as a backdrop, Harriette Thompson stepped outside of the Hilton Bayfront hotel Friday morning and began jogging along the bay. One woman stopped her in front of the million-dollar yachts for an autograph. Another wanted her to pose for a picture. “It’s just because I’m so old,” joked Thompson. One year ago this weekend, Thompson, then 91, completed the Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours 7 minutes, the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 or older. Minutes after the feat, sitting in the shade of a tent next to Petco Park, Thompson promised, “If I’m still (alive), I’ll be back next year.” True to...

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