AL ROKER: "This is Joy Johnson. If I can ask you, how old are you?"
ROKER: “86. And this is your 25th marathon?”
JOHNSON: “In New York.”
ROKER: “In New York. My goodness.”
She began running in her late 50s, often getting up at 4:30 a.m. to train at a local high school with friends she referred to as the “Track Pack.”
In a Wall Street Journal profile in 2008, Johnson told the paper, "I've told my friends if I die here on this track do not call 911 because I do not want to be revived … That's the way I want to go."
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86-year-old marathon runner dies one day after race