At 92 years old, Mathea Allansmith from Koloa, Hawaii, officially holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest woman to complete a marathon‼️
She accomplished this feat during the Honolulu Marathon in December, finishing the 42.2-km distance in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 49 seconds. The previous year, at 91 years old, she completed the course in 10 hours and 48 minutes. Allansmith continues to stay active, running an average of 36 miles per week during her year-round training.
“There were several groups of people filming and cheering me on, even though I crossed the finish line some 11 hours after the start of the race. I felt an enormous sense of accomplishment and joy.”
Allansmith said she plans on running marathons for as long as possible. She added she hopes her recent world record won’t be her last, noting she plans on attempting to break the records for the oldest person to complete a 10K (female) and the oldest person to complete a half-marathon (female) within the year.
I don’t know about you, but this is superrrrr wholesome!