this day last year, Veteran marathon runner and national
hero Lynette Granny Luces was happy to report
that she was healthy and fit.
A level of concern arose on Sunday when, for the first time
in her career, the 77-year-old failed to complete the annual
Clico Marathon which started at Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas.
Luces, on a visit to the Guardian, assured her fans that
there is nothing wrong with her and that she has no plans
of ending her career any time soon.
While running through the Croisee in San Juan on Sunday
morning, Luces decided to take off her shoes which had become
too heavy for her.
Shortly afterward, she sustained a minor injury when she
stepped on a pebble, this left her in some pain and with
14 miles left to go in the 23rd running of the event she
decided to call it quits.
dont want people to think Im sick, she
explained I take pride in a being a healthy woman.
Luces was then picked up by a police car then driven to
the finish line outside the Queens Park Oval long
after the crowd had dispersed and the clock had been taken