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New York: 86-year-old marathon runner dies after her 25th race

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86-year-old runner dies after 25th race
New York, Nov 6: An 86-year-old marathon runner Joy Johnson breathed her last on Monday after completing her 25th New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Media reported that Joy, of San Jose in California, collapsed on Monday, following her after-Marathon ritual of standing outside the Today show studios in New York with her medal, where she spoke with weatherman Al Roker, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Joy took a fall around mile 16 of Sunday's race, cutting up her face. But despite that, she refused to go to the hospital and completed the run in 7:57:41, her daughter told the Journal Tuesday.

Johnson, who spent two hours a day training, didn't start running until 1985.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 15:01 [IST]
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