Amy Hughes completes ’53 marathon record’



A woman from Shropshire has set what could be a new world record by running 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days.

Amy Hughes, a 26-year-old sports therapist, from Oswestry, completed her last marathon in Manchester earlier.

She first broke the women’s record by running 17 back-to-back marathons and has now eclipsed the men’s current record of 52 consecutive marathons.

Ms Hughes, who has so far raised more than £23,000 for charity, started her challenge on 6 August in Chester.

She has been raising money for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation which was set up after her friend’s daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Ms Hughes said she would consider a similar challenge in the future but in the short term she would be having a week off before going back to her day job.

Her record still needs to be validated by Guinness World Records before it is official.

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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.