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COPY-92-year-old marathon runner finishes race


(CNN) -- Harriett Thompson, 92, is a runner in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, California.

As of Sunday, she's the oldest person to ever finish a marathon.

"Oh, I have such lofty ideas. Really lofty. I keep wondering if I'm going to be able to finish this," Thompson said.

She has finished the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 15 times before. It's the only one she runs, because it raises money for blood cancer research and patient services.

Thompson had cancer twice and her husband died of cancer in January. Her son just started chemotherapy.

"I'll be praying for him the whole time," she said.

She finished the 26.2 miles in 7 hours 24 minutes 36 seconds and the crowd went wild.

"I just feel I don't deserve this but I'm enjoying it."

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