90 Year Old Marathon Runner

On April 14, 2002, Jenny Wood-Allen completed the London Marathon in 11 hours 34 minutes. That might not seem so significant except that Jenny Wood-Allen was born in 1911. And at 90 years 145 days old she became the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Jenny Wood-Allen didn’t run her first marathon until she was 71. But you and I are in a race today- A race against time. Our greatest challenge is to see how much we can get done for the Lord between now and the day we die.

To win that race we have to make some decisions. There’s not time to do everything we’d like to do. We have to choose between a fun-filled life and a fruitful life. Those who focus on seeing how much fun they can have, come to the end of their race dreading death and giving account to God for their time.

But those who focus on fruitful living will experience a fruitful death as well, knowing they have redeemed the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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