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92 and breaking records – Harriette Thompson

By on Jun 1, 2015 in Best of California, Do, Events, Fundraisers & Charities

Harriette Thompson does it again and this time she breaks another record. On Sunday, May 31, 2015 at San Diego’s Rock N Roll Marathon at the age of 92, she became the oldest woman to finish a Marathon. She also set the world record for fastest time by a woman over 90 at 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. She is a two-time cancer survivor and has raised over 90,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon

By on Jun 3, 2013 in Fundraisers & Charities

San Diego was high in spirits and adrenaline on Sunday June 2, 2013 as Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon runners took over the city. The event brought in about 22,000 people from all 50 states and 30 nations according to organizers. The race began for marathoners at 6:15 a.m. and half marathoners at 6:45 a.m. near the historical Balboa Park. The course included 45 bands from various genres such as Classic Rock, Blues, Salsa, Reggae to Dueling Pianos. Spectators enjoyed energetic sounds as they danced and cheered to encourage runners as they got closer and closer with each step to the finish line. Several runners donned the traditional Elvis costumes and tutus we love. Supporters also enjoyed and applauded for Princess Leia, a bumblebee, troops in uniform and a firefighter in full gear. And the winners are… Simon Njoroge of Kenya...

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