92-year-old Harriette Thompson becomes oldest woman in the world to run a marathon - SAN DIEGO (May 31, 2015) – San Diego lived up to its nickname as “America’s Finest City” this weekend. More than 26,000 athletes ran through its streets at theSuja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on Sunday and the new Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K on Saturday.
The half-marathon doubled as the USATF Masters Half Marathon Championships and 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi, competing in his first race as a master, took home the title with a time of 1:02:29. The fastest ever half-marathon run by a master.
For Keflezighi, an Olympic silver medalist and winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, the race was especially memorable considering that the 40-year-old broke two American masters records enroute (10 mile and 15K) and ended up with the USATF Masters title—his first. Jen Rhines from Boston won the women’s masters race in 1:16:36.