Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets record in global race – video

The Guardian - Feb 07, 20:57 GMT

Susannah Gill has successfully completed a 'crazy ambition' – running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to win the gruelling World Marathon Challenge

Susannah Gill has successfully completed a 'crazy ambition' – running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to win the gruelling World Marathon Challenge.

Along the way, the 34-year-old from London braved -35C temperatures in Antarctica and 35C heat in Cape Town, finishing the event in Miami in a total time of 24 hours 19 minutes and nine seconds.

Her time – an average of three hours and 28 minutes per marathon – is the fastest by a female athlete, beating the previous record by more than three hours.

Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets time record

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