91 Year Old Women Is A Marathon Record Breaker!

We all find excuses for not doing something from time to time, or maybe you’ll wait until tomorrow to complete a task, fact is though, if Harriette Thompson had that attitude at the ripe age of 91, then she would never have completed a 7 hour, 7 minute and 42 second San Diego marathon. Furthermore, if Mrs Thompson had had the procrastination attitude throughout her life then chances are she wouldn’t be in the physical condition to complete a marathon anyway!

Not only did she complete a marathon at 91 years of age, she managed to do so in a pretty darn good time, particularly when this 91 year old was also recovering from cancer! And get this, Mrs Thompson didn’t just beat the previous 90+ record, she smashed it by an incredible 2 hours and 45mins! When asked about her physical condition, Mrs Thompson explained that the only time she feels her age…is after a marathon. What an incredible women, well done young lady, well done!

Source

The two way, (2014). 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record. Retrieved 3rd June, 2014, from http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/02/318238155/91-year-old-woman-breaks-marathon-record

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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