Speed Reads

It wasn't all bad

94-year-old racer becomes oldest woman to run a half-marathon

Harriette Thompson nonchalantly raced into the record books Sunday when the 94-year-old became the oldest woman to run a half-marathon.

"I guess it's unusual, but I don't know why people make such a big deal," she told NBC 7 after finishing the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in San Diego. "I feel just like I did when I was 16. But I just can't move as fast." It wasn't even Thompson's first record — in 2015, she became the world's oldest woman to complete a full marathon.

Thompson is a two-time cancer survivor, and uses races to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; she has brought in $100,000 over the last few years, and $15,000 this year alone. Catherine Garcia