Oldest woman to run MYC Marathon dies

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NEW YORK, NY – The oldest female contestant in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon died just hours after completing her 25th consecutive appearance at the race, her daughter says.

86-year-old California resident Joy Johnson completed Sunday’s race in just under eight hours. The following afternoon she was resting in her New York City hotel room and never woke up, her daughter Donna Graffis told CNN.