Marathons are for young runners, right? Don't tell that to all the seniors who ran the forty-second annual New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. This year a whopping 88 runners age 75 or older set out to compete, including 78-year-old Ginette Bedard of New York City (shown here), who finished with a time of 04:33:42. Keep clicking to see eight more inspirational seniors who tested their aging bodies on the grueling 26.2 mile course...
Credit: Ginette Bedard
Brooklynite Joseph Pascarella has run 25 New York City Marathons. His finishing time was 05:36:40.
Credit: Joseph Pascarella
Jim Stevens, of Trumbull, Conn., has run 24 marathons - 20 in New York City. His finishing time was 06:51:34.
Credit: Jim Stevens
New Orleans native Richard Gonzalez has run over 100 marathons - 104, to be exact. This Sunday marks his seventeenth New York City Marathon. Gonzalez finished with a time of 05:50:50.
Credit: Richard Gonzalez
Ray Coco, of Staten Island, N.Y., has run 36 marathons - 25 in New York City. He finished with a time of 06:05:01.
Credit: Ray Coco
Norman Reich, of Salisbury, Conn., has run six marathons - four in New York City. But Reich hasn't run a marathon since 1982. His finishing time was 06:22:43.
Credit: Norman Reich
Michael Daly, of Howard Beach, N.Y., has run 22 marathons - 15 in New York City. His finishing time is unknown.
Credit: Michael Daley
Native New Yorker Marjorie Kagan is running the New York City Marathon for the first time this year. What inspired her to run? After her husband died in 2007, she got a dog - and at the dog park, met a 2:50 marathoner with eight New York finishes under her belt. Her finishing time was 06:36:18.
Credit: Marjorie Kagan
Joy Johnson, of Duluth, Minn., has run over 60 marathons - 24 in New York City. Her finishing time was 07:44:45.