This Get Old story is about an 81-year-old grandmother from Portland, Oregon, who became the oldest person ever to run the Disneyland Half Marathon.
The Get Old effort will help Pfizer achieve Imperative 3: Earn Greater Respect From Society. The goal is to inspire and activate people of all ages to reconsider what it means to get old and to change perceptions about aging at every stage of life.
This week's story is about Flor Irlandez, an 81-year-old grandmother from Portland, Ore., who earlier this month became the oldest person to finish the Disneyland Half Marathon, only one day after having successfully completed a 10km run at the amusement park.
“I run because I love to run. If I don't run I feel kind of ugh,” said Irlandez, who began running more than 50 years ago when she began taking lunchtime runs with her co-workers.