Harriette Thompson, 94, is about to set yet another record Sunday at the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in San Diego, as the oldest woman to run a half-marathon.
"I never thought I would still be here!" exclaimed Thompson Friday.
Thompson broke the world record in 2015 as the oldest woman to complete a full marathon.
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Thompson, a two-time cancer survivor, said she runs to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Through the years, she has raised $100,000 for the organization. She has raised $15,000 in 2017.
She said her secret to a healthy life at her age is, of course, exercise on a regular basis and a balanced diet. Though, she said it is hard for her to resist sugar.
"I might have to reward myself after the race with an ice cream cone," she said with a smile.
Thompson was joined by her son at the San Diego convention center Friday, where she gave a speech thanking participants for giving back to cancer research.