The 52-year old missed her American record by one second.
Joan Benoit Samuelson continued to set records at the age of 52, as she completed the ING New York City Marathon in a 50-plus record 2:49:09. The 1984 Olympic champion ran the race to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her historic gold medal in Los Angeles.
Samuelson set the American record for 50-plus at the 2008 Olympic trials in Boston, as she crossed the line in 2:49:08.
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