Thursday, October 27, 2011
70 year old woman sets new records for the 3k and 5k
She finished the entire race in 21:59, shaving seven seconds off of Cecelia Morrisson's previous 70-74 age group record.
A mathematics professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, Michelsohn came to running after the age of 50.
In an interview with the website Women Running Together a few years back, she explained her athletics background from her scholastic days. "I played tennis, but nothing else," she said. "I was busy studying. I put all my energies into mathematics.