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Hawaii governor honors oldest woman marathoner

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this photo provided by the Honolulu Marathon, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, congratulates 93-year-old Gladys Burrill, after she was inducted in the Honolulu Marathon Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in Honolulu. She completed her first Honolulu marathon in 2004 and went on to complete four in a row. (AP Photo/Honolulu Marathon, Ronen Zilberman)
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    In this photo provided by the Honolulu Marathon, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, congratulates 93-year-old Gladys Burrill, after she was inducted in the Honolulu Marathon Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in Honolulu. She completed her first Honolulu marathon in 2004 and went on to complete four in a row. (AP Photo/Honolulu Marathon, Ronen Zilberman)

A Guinness World Records holder who completed the Honolulu Marathon at age 92 has been inducted into the race’s hall of fame. 

Part-time Honolulu resident Gladys Burrill has been recognized by Guinness as the oldest woman to finish a marathon. On Thursday, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie honored Burrill, who is known as the “Gladyator.”  

It took her nine hours, 53 minutes and 16 seconds to power-walk and jog to the finish line during last year’s 26-mile race. She completed her first Honolulu marathon in 2004 and went on to complete four in a row. 

Marathon organizers say having recently turned 93, Burrill continues to walk 50 miles a week and recently renewed her Oregon driver’s license. She will participate in the marathon’s 10-kilometer race walk on Sunday.

 
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