Sunday, May 27, 2007

10 marathons in 10 days

Brent Iddles has run 10 marathons in 10 days — at the age of 63.

He was recovering at home last night, but already planning his next 26-mile run in Ireland.

Brent set a new record for the most marathons in a row at Lake Windemere, Cumbria.

He said: “When I got to five marathons, I was beginning to feel severe pain in my legs."

“By the ninth day I didn’t know how I was going to carry on. When I got to 23 miles on the last day I thought I wouldn’t finish it. But I stopped, put some bandages on my feet and carried on.”

Brent, of Worfield, West Mids, has already run a trio of three marathons in three days.

The retired businessman, who has done 280 marathons since his first in 1987, said: “My wife Toni thinks I am mad."

“But my latest challenge was to show that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.”

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