Oldest Woman to Finish NYC Marathon Dies the Following Day

This is both very sad and kinda lovely: Joy Johnson, 86, finished Sunday’s New York City Marathon for the 25th time, making her the oldest finisher in the race. The very next day, she laid down to rest in her hotel room, and passed away. » 11/05/13 10:30pm 11/05/13 10:30pm

Here's an update » 11/03/08 12:40pm 11/03/08 12:40pm on Joy Johnson, 81, who ran her 21st consecutive New York City Marathon on Sunday. Johnson retained her title in the women's 80-90 year old division, and has won her age group six times since 1997. She completed the 26.2 mile race in six hours, five minutes and 58 seconds, shaving 50 minutes off her…
This Sunday, Joy Johnson, 81, will run her 21st consecutive New York City marathon. Johnson is the defending champion in the 80-and-over age group, a title she has held for 5 of the past 11 years. In this Wall Street Journal » 10/31/08 3:30pm 10/31/08 3:30pm , Johnson says that when her time started slipping a year ago, rather than accepting that she…