Oldest Half Marathon Finisher Harriette Thompson Appears on Good Day Charlotte

This morning, Harriette Thompson, who is the world’s oldest finisher in both the marathon and (more recently) the half marathon, made a guest appearance on North Carolina’s TV program Good Day Charlotte. The 94-year-old Charlotte local had run the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon back in June and made history as the oldest half marathon finisher, completing the race in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds. She’s also on Competitor magazine’s July cover, in which the hosts of Good Day Charlotte surprised her with a first-time reveal. When asked on the show if her ego has swelled due to all the attention she’s been getting, though, Thompson replied with a joke, “I didn’t realize it but I was getting so many compliments in San Diego that my head got REALLY big,” as she raised a giant cardboard cutout of her head.

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