92-year-old crosses marathon finish line


By Don Norcross photo by Paul Nestor
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.”




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