In 2001 Rome International Marathon, the first place of men’s race went to Kenyan runner Kilonzo, and the women’s went to Kutol from Italy. While the one that attracted most attention that day was an 88-year-old American lady.
Though being at the age of 88, Fenya Crown finished the race like the other 50,000 runners. The weather was not so good that day. It was cloudy and wet. But Crown was able to finish in 7 hours and a half. Organizers say Crown was believed to be world’s oldest female marathoner.