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91-year-old runner completes marathon

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Harriette Thompson, who is a cancer survivor, ran to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Source: KSWB/CNN) Harriette Thompson, who is a cancer survivor, ran to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Source: KSWB/CNN)

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

Harriette Thompson, 91, ran her way into the record books on Sunday when she completed the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon.

It took her 7:07:42 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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