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She Keeps Going and Going and Going!

by Seth Mela

91-year-old Harriette Thompson lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. And she's a cancer survivor who's now battling the disease for a second time. But she hasn't let that stop her from being a total BADASS.

The year she turned 76, Harriette ran her first MARATHON. And since then she's done 14 more. On Sunday, she ran one in San Diego, and finished in 7 hours, 7 minutes, and 42 seconds. Which is a new U.S. RECORD for a woman over 90.

In fact, she shattered the previous record by almost two HOURS. And she's also now the second oldest woman to ever FINISH a marathon in the U.S.

Harriette did an interview two days after the race, and said she didn't even feel sore. She also says she didn't even care about breaking the record . . . she was only running to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Harriette told a reporter that this will probably be her last year running marathons . . . then admitted that she says that EVERY year.