Veteran marathoner and national hero Lynette “Granny” Luces has died at the age of 93.

Luces, who was well known for participating and completing long distance races throughout T&T and the world, made her marathon debut in 1983 at age 55. She quickly became a favourite with spectators and fellow competitors.

Luces was honoured for her achievements with the Hummingbird Medal Gold in 2013.