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Joy Johnson, 86, dies day after running 25th New York City Marathon

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(WJLA) - An 86-year-old California woman passed away Monday in Manhattan just hours after completing her 25th New York City Marathon, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Having said before that she wanted to "die running," Joy Johnson died less than a day after finishing the marathon in 7 hours, 57 minutes and 41 seconds. She even fell during mile 16 and had to be treated for cuts to her face before completing the race.

Johnson collapsed Monday morning while visiting The Today Show in midtown Manhattan.

"She went out happy," Johnson's daughter, Diana Boydston, told the Wall Street Journal. "She couldn't have asked for more than that, except maybe a few more years."

READ MORE at wsj.com.

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