She finished in last place, but Zoe Koplowitz completed the NYC Marathon for the 23rd time on Monday —on crutches.
Koplowitz, 63, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 25. She has completed every NYC marathon since 1987, always coming in last place. This year, she finished in 31 hours and 20 minutes.
“It doesn’t matter how long it takes me to finish, it’s that I finish and I finish from the heart,” she told Blisstree.com.
Koplowitz holds the world record for the slowest marathon finish time in the history of women’s running. She completes the race on crutches.
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