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It's that time of year - a sub two hour marathon question!

by Britta Sendlhofer
Thursday 9th April 2015

A math genius is wanted for this calculation - or just someone with better math skills than I!

Kevin Carr (HERE) will today complete his epic 621-day run around the world and enter the record books as the fastest person to circumnavigate the planet on foot.

His shoe sponsors, inov-8, report: "The 34-year-old will return to his starting point at Dartmoor, England, at around 6.20pm, having run 16,300 miles through 26 countries.

"... Kevin is set to successfully knock off about 24 hours from the round-the-world record, set by the Australian runner Tom Denniss in 2013..." (read the full story HERE)

What would the equivalent improvement mean to the marathon world record? Would it bring it to below two hours? Answers on a postcard please! (or comment below please!)


About The Author

Britta Sendlhofer

Britta, originally from Austria, came to live in the Lake District in 1990.

Always in love with the mountains, the local hills and fells have since been her favourite ‘playground’. She spends much of her spare time exploring the hills – no matter what the season or the weather – always accompanied by her two Border Collies.

While the fells and trails are her first love, Britta has also completed 10 road marathons, before moving up to ultra events. Her biggest achievements are a Bob Graham Round, the Himalayan 100 mile stage race,the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc race and the Lakeland 100.


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