Oldest woman to complete a marathon – Harriette Thompson

Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, a 92-year-old cancer survivor, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7hr 24min 36sec, setting the new world record for the Oldest woman to finish a marathon.Harriette Thompson

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards),[1] usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Philippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory.

It was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.


source : worldrecordacademy & wikipedia


Inspiring Personality Terence Tao

Inspiring Personality Terence Tao, In a list of  most intelligent person in the world. An Australian-American mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics.

Tao maintains a personal mathematics blog, which has been said by Timothy Gowers to be “the undisputed king of all mathematics blogs”.
Tao exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities from an early age,attending university level mathematics courses at the age of Nine.He and Lenhard Ng are the only two children in the history of the Johns Hopkins’ Study of Exceptional Talent program to have achieved a score of 700 or greater on the SAT math section. Tao scored a 760. Tao was the youngest participant to date in the International Mathematical Olympiad, first competing at the age of ten, winning a bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively. He remains the youngest winner of each of the three medals in the Olympiad’s history, winning the gold medal shortly after his thirteenth birthday.

Inspiring personality Terence Tao

Inspiring personality Terence Tao

At age 14,Tao attended the Research Science Institute. When he was 15 he published his first assistant paper. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the age of 16.From 1992 to 1996, Tao was a graduate student at Princeton University under the direction of Elias Stein, receiving his PhD at the age of 21. When he was 24, he was promoted to full professor at UCLA and remains the youngest person ever appointed to that rank by the institution.

As of 2013 Tao has published over 250 research papers and 17 books.

Within the field of mathematics, Tao is known for his collaboration with Ben J. Green of Oxford University;together they proved the Green–Tao theorem.Known for his collaborative mindset,by 2006 Tao had worked with over 30 others in his discoveries,reaching 68 co-authors by October 2015.

Inspiring personality Terence Tao

Source : wikipedia