91 year-old marathon runner – level 2

09-06-2014 15:00

A 91 year-old American woman completed her 15th marathon. Her time was seven hours, seven minutes and 42 seconds. She became the oldest woman to compete in the race. She also set a US record for the fastest time for a woman in her age group.

The woman started running in 1999. She knew people who were ill from leukaemia. She wanted to help, so she ran in her first marathon which helped people with leukaemia.

The woman is a cancer survivor herself. She has cancer in her legs.

Difficult words: leukaemia (type of cancer of the blood).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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