Archive - January 10, 2015

Running a Marathon at Age 69

Marlene Cimons, a 69-year old veteran marathoner and former columnist for Runner’s World, wrote an interesting article for the Washington Post entitled “Tale of an Ancient Marathoner.” Ms. Cimons had 12 marathons under her belt, and a best of 3:44.49 (in 1982), before toeing the line for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington this past October.

She had not run a marathon in 14 years, but was motivated by the loss of a beloved dog. She ran to raise money for two animal welfare organizations.…

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