SAN DIEGO, California (KTRK) -- A 94-year-old grandmother who beat cancer twice has also just set her second record for running.Harriette Thompson said she was elated to become the oldest woman to complete a half marathon on Sunday at the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon."I'm sort of numb," Thompson said with a laugh. "It feels great! I just am happy that I was able to do it."Back in 2015, Thompson became the oldest woman to complete a full marathon when she finished the 2015 San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon at age 92.Thompson said the thousands of dollars she's helped raise through her running for cancer research is what keeps her going.To date, she's raised more than $115,000."I want to thank everybody who was so generous and gave me money," she said. "I made quite a bit this year, for leukemia and lymphoma and that's the whole reason I'm running."In addition to running the Rock N Roll Marathon, Thompson has also run the San Diego Race for Leukemia and Lymphoma 16 times since 1999, missing only the 2003 race because she was battling cancer.
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