by Mort Ehudin
I found this woman at the finishing line of a half marathon and asked to take her picture. When I then asked how old she was, she let me know that was an impolite question to ask of a lady. And then she asked how old I was. When I told her 80, she just said, "Young man (young man??), I'm quite a bit older than that."
Then I asked how long she has been running in marathons.
"I started jogging about two years after my husband passed away as a way to get over my loss. That was twelve years ago, and since then I've run in countless 10K races and six half marathons. It's become my passion".