91 year-old marathon runner - level 1

91 year-old marathon runner - level 1

09-06-2014 15:00

An old woman runs a marathon. She is from the USA. It is her 15th marathon. Her time is seven hours, seven minutes and 42 seconds. She is the oldest woman in the marathon. Her time is also the best for her age group.

The woman started to run in 1999. Her friends were ill. They had cancer. She wanted to help them. She helped them by running a marathon. This marathon helped people with cancer.

Difficult words: were (past of “are”), had (past of “have”), cancer (very serious illness).

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