91-year-old cancer survivor runs into record books

It took her seven hours seven minutes and 42 seconds to run the 26.2-mile course. (CNN/KSWB)
It took her seven hours seven minutes and 42 seconds to run the 26.2-mile course. (CNN/KSWB)

SAN DIEGO (CNN/KSWB) — Here’s something to bust any excuse you may have for not working out today.

Check out Harriette Thompson.

The 91-year-old ran her way into the record books on Sunday when she completed the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon.

It took her seven hours seven minutes and 42 seconds to run the 26.2-mile course.

The North Carolina resident set a record for the fastest time for a woman over 90. The previous record was just under 10 hours.

Thompson, who is a cancer survivor, ran to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

And get this: She didn’t run her first marathon until she was 76.

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