|Born||20 November 1911
|Died||30 December 2010 (aged 99)|
|Occupation||Scottish marathon runner|
Jenny Wood-Allen MBE (20 November 1911 – 30 December 2010) was a Scottish marathon runner and Guinness World Record holder, running in over 30 marathons since 1983 and earning more than £70,000 for charity.
Hailing from Dundee, Scotland, Wood-Allen initially took up sport in 1983 as a "one-off". Wood-Allen made national headlines across the UK when she was 87 years old after completing the 1999 London Marathon. Her time of 7hours 14mins 46secs, earned her the current Guinness World Record for Oldest Female Marathon Finisher.
In 2001, Wood-Allen ran for the last time in the London Marathon before walking it once more in 2002, aged 90.
In December 2006, she made the headlines when £700 worth of jewellery was stolen from her home.
- "Record-breaking marathon runner Jenny Wood Allen". The Courier. 31 December 2010.
- "Who Are The Oldest People On Our Planet? And, Why Are They That Healthy? Part 5 « Diabetes Diet Dialogue". Diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com.
- "UK | Scotland | Tayside and Central | OAP marathon runner hit by theft". BBC News. 8 December 2006.
- Archived April 20, 2006 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
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