World of Sport

Gran runs 27 consecutive marathons

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A 63-year-old grandmother is set to enter
the record books after completing an astonishing 27 marathons in as many days.

Rosie Swale Pope MBE started her epic
journey on Easter Monday before finishing in her home town of Tenby in Wales.

She had originally intended to stop after her
26th run in Llanelli but as a way of thanking her legions of supporters she
decided to put in a 'lap of honour' - or to put it another way, a 27th
marathon.

"It was fantastic. I crossed the
finish line in Tudor Square, in Tenby, and it was like a dream," said a
jubilant Mrs Swale Pope.

She added: "I think the main thing is
to show people that they should reach out to do what they want to do.

"Maybe you can't always get there but
you should always reach out.

"Although I am actually 63 doing
something like this makes me feel as though I am really 36."

Mrs Swale Pope's journey, which took in
places such as Bristol, London, Tunbridge Wells and Bury St Edmonds, raised
money that will be donated to the Ty Hafan children's hospice in Cardiff and
Helen & Douglas House in Oxford.

Once her feat is officially confirmed, she
will become the first woman to complete so many back-to-back marathons.

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