POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Apr 3, 2011
Guinness World Records has officially confirmed that part-time Honolulu resident Glady Burrill is the oldest woman ever to finish a marathon.
Burrill, who splits her year between her home in Prospect, Ore., and her condominium in Waikiki, was 92 years and 19 days old when she completed the Dec. 12 Honolulu Marathon in nine hours, 53 minutes and 16 seconds.
It was the fifth time in seven attempts that she has completed the 26.2-mile race.
The previous record was held by Jenny Wood-Allen of Dundee, Scotland, who completed the 2002 London Marathon at age 90.
Burrill, also known as the “Gladyator,” ran her first marathon in 2004 at the age of 86.