When Katherine Beiers crossed the finish line of the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday she set a new record.
The 85-year-old from Santa Cruz, California, became the oldest woman to ever complete the 26.2-mile race from Hopkinton to Boston.
The 2018 Boston Marathon was Beiers’ 14th time running the race, and she finished with an unofficial time of 7 hours and 50 minutes, according to KPIX.
Her son, who ran the race with her, told the news station that his mother had her traditional post-race beverage at the end of the day.
“A beer is my recovery drink,” Beiers previously told the station.
Santa Cruz runner Katherine Beiers battled the elements and finished the @bostonmarathon in 7-hours and 50-minutes… at the age of 85! Her inspiring story is here: https://t.co/GzWc1XtR5m pic.twitter.com/ZtovOLQLZX
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) April 17, 2018
In 2017, Beiers, who started running at age 49, won her division in the marathon at the age of 84, CBS Boston reported before this year’s race.
After battling sideways rain and wind during the 2015 Boston Marathon, the former mayor of Santa Cruz and grandmother told Runner’s World that she often gets asked what her secret is for her running longevity.
“Just keep running,” Beiers said at the time.