Boston Marathon's Oldest Runner: 81, Cancer Survivor

Clarence Hartley beat qualifying time by 21 minutes ... then beat that time today

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 18, 2011 3:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – For its oldest runner, the Boston Marathon is no big deal: Clarence Hartley may be 81, but he’s fought in two wars—Korea and Vietnam—and conquered both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and prostate cancer. He easily qualified for the race, beating his age and...   Read full story »


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