Nancy Morrissey, 88, recently completed a 5K race in Albany, New York with her daughter Carey, 67; her granddaughter Colleen, 46; and her great-granddaughter Eve, 12.
“I had to do it for Eve,” Nancy told Runner’s World. “Other people said, ‘why are you going to do that’? And I said, ‘why not’?”
Colleen, a veteran marathoner, ran ahead of her family, finishing the race in a little over 26 minutes. Nancy, Carey, and Eve walked most of the route, with Eve, a competitive gymnast, turning periodic cartwheels.