Woman finishes marathon after 28 hours

November 17, 2009 6:19:42 AM PST
Nearly 29 hours later, Zoe Koplowitz finally crossed the finish line in the New York City Marathon. The 61-year-old Koplowitz had purple crutches wrapped around each forearm. The motivational speaker has diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

She's finished 21 New York City Marathons. Her total time was 28 hours and 45 minutes.

This year's fastest woman was Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu. She covered the 26-plus miles in two hours, 28 minutes and 52 seconds.

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