San Jose's Joy Johnson, who died at age 86, one day after running the New York City Marathon for the 25th time, was remembered by her friends on "The Today Show."

Al Roker, who has interviewed Johnson after each marathon for years, said "The New York Marathon will not be the same without Joy, and neither will our Plaza," Roker said.

"From now on, on the day after the marathon, we should stop just for a moment and remember Joy here on the plaza," Matt Lauer said.

Johnson was the oldest person to ever complete the New York City Marathon.


Courtesy NBC Bay Area -- Joy Johnson, right, is interviewd by NBC meteorologist Al Roker on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, outside the "Today" show in New
Courtesy NBC Bay Area -- Joy Johnson, right, is interviewd by NBC meteorologist Al Roker on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, outside the "Today" show in New York City. Johnson, 86, competed and finished her 25th New York City Marathon on Sunday, then visited with Roker outside the "Today" show as she'd done many times before. She became ill later Monday and died in a New York City hospital.


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