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Susannah Gill

Susannah's World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

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  • Event: World Marathon Challenge, 31 Jan 2019 to 06 Feb 2019

SportsAid

We are the only UK charity of its kind to to support young British sportsmen & women

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Story

Hello!

Wow!! I have just successfully completed my biggest running challenge to date – to run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.

Between 31st January and 6th February 2019 I ran the World Marathon Challenge – or ‘777’ as it tends to be called – which saw me run 295km (183 miles) in 168 hours while travelling 55,000 miles around the world visiting 7 amazing places: Antarctica, Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago and Miami. 

In doing so I set a new female world record for the fastest average time, beating the previous record of 3 hours 55 minutes by running these marathons in an average time of 3 hours 28 minutes:

Antarctica: 3 hours 53 minutes
Cape Town: 3 hours 21 minutes
Perth: 3 hours 19 minutes
Dubai: 3 hours 26 minutes
Madrid: 3 hours 11 minutes
Santiago: 3 hours 37 minutes
Miami: 3 hours 26 minutes

As someone who said in 2008 ‘I just want to get fit and run the 2009 London Marathon’ it’s safe to say I’ve got a bit carried away and running has literally taken me around the world!!

If you want to know a bit more about challenge please have a read of this BBC news story:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/47154857 

There are also more pictures and updates on my twitter page @TheIronLadyRuns. 

As part of this adventure I have raised money for SportsAid

SportsAid is wonderful charity supports over 1,000 young athletes every year at the start of their careers - when it matters most - so they have the chance to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. At the Rio Olympics and Paralympics SportsAid alumni won 150 medals for Team GB! 

I have already had loads of support and donations from friends, family, colleagues, and from across the racing industry, so a HUGH THANK YOU to everyone who has donated!!

Thank you so much for your support. 

Best Wishes,

Susannah



Photos

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  • Collecting my number (13!!) from World Marathon Challenge organiser Richard Donovan in Cape Town on the eve of it all beginning!
  • The World Marathon Challenge '777' route for 2019. +8

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