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Breast Cancer Survivor, Jeannine Julson, Completes 53rd Marathon On Her Birthday (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/06/11 09:33 AM ET Updated: 12/06/11 05:12 AM ET

Jeannine Julson, a breast cancer survivor and long-time marathon runner, completed her 53rd marathon in Minneapolis Oct. 2, CBSMinnesota.com reports.

Julson said she has participated in nine marathons in New York and one in Washington D.C. since she started running 25 years ago. But this race had special significance, as she completed it on her 83rd birthday.

Along the route, Julson was joined by a different family member at each mile marker, and finished the race in just under eight hours.

"I guess I have endurance, I guess I can say that," she told CBS Minnesota. "Not speed, but endurance."

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