Jeannie Rice, a 71-year-old Naples resident, broke athletic records at the Akron Half Marathon event Saturday morning.

A 71-year-old Florida woman broke athletic records Saturday morning in Akron, Ohio.

Jeannie Rice, who lives in Naples half of the year, broke the 70-plus women’s world record for the half-marathon, running it in one hour and 37 minutes, Runner’s World reported.

It wasn’t a victory at first. Rice made multiple attempts to break the world record for people in her age group. She attempted the same record in Naples at the beginning of the year. A month later, she ran another half marathon, but it was not eligible for world records.

In the Akron half-marathon, Rice averaged 7:25-mile pace for 13.1 miles, “which secured the record by more than 30 seconds,” Runner’s World reported.

So how did she do it? Lots of training and visualization. Runner’s World says she had the world record written on a piece of paper on her fridge that she would stare at for inspiration.

“I had the half marathon world record time so I could look at it every day so I could go for that, which is my goal, and now that I did that, I can put down my own record time and now I’ll go after that,” Rice told Runner’s World.

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