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90 Year Old Marathoner Goes For World Record

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90-year-old Gladys Burrill will try to break a world record at this years Honolulu Marathon.

Around this time every year, thousands of marathoners don their running shoes and begin training for the Honolulu Marathon.

This year, returning for her fifth time in the Honolulu Marathon, 90-year-old Gladys Burrill, is hoping to break a world record.

Gladys Burrill Marathoner

“I plan to break the world record for women between 90 and 94 years of age,” she said.

To get her name in the record books, she will have to cross the finish line in 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Burrill, who is nicknamed the “Glady-ator”, is already in training for the “Race Day Walk” that will take place on Sunday, December 14th, and is confident she will achieve her goal.

“Oh, it is exhilarating, even though back about a mile you get kind of weary, when the finish line gets in sight it’s so exciting,” she said.

During her life Burrill has been a pilot, she has climbed Mount Hood and has a large loving family with 22 grandchildren.

It was back in 2003 when Burrill was inspired to run in the Marathon. Watching the fireworks at start of the race she though to herself,

“How exciting! I should do that.”

The Honolulu Marathon

She immediately began training in race-walking and hasn’t looked back ever since.

“It’s important to be athletic — exercise and doing something, walking is the best. Your attitude — think positive and sometimes it might be hard to think positive, but you just do it.”

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