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This Preston woman has completed 100 marathons

Posted on - 4th January, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News, Sport
Gina Biggs has completed 100 marathons
Gina Biggs has completed 100 marathons

Marathons are usually big achievements in themselves, however for a Preston woman, one marathon wasn’t quite enough.

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Gina Biggs, 28, has taken the marathon goal one step further, and has managed to complete an impressive 100 marathons.

Gin has been running since 28 October 2012, with her first race being the Preston Guild Half Marathon.

Her very first marathon was on 1 December 2013 in Lancaster, and it has taken her four years and three days to complete an outstanding 100 marathons.

She got the inspiration to try and tackle 100 marathons after seeing other runners wear the club vest ‘100 marathons’ t-shirt.

Gina Biggs has completed 100 marathons

Gina was already at 30 marathons at that point, and decided to continue her running journey in attempt of reaching the 100 marathon milestone.

Five of Gina’s marathons have been ultra marathons, with the longest distance reaching an incredible 74 miles.

Read more: Challenge yourself in 2018 with fitness events in and around Preston

Gina Biggs said: “I’ve been running since 28 October 2012, with my first race being the Preston Guild half marathon.

“My first marathon was on 1 December 2013 in Lancaster.

“I got the idea to try for the 100 marathons when I saw people wearing the 100 club vest, and liked the design of it – I was on 30 by then.”

This year alone Gina has attempted seven marathons in seven days, ten marathons in ten days and 52 marathons in 52 weeks this year.

Her 100th marathon was the Liverbird Marathon that took place in Liverpool.

Have you taken part in any sporting events recently? Have you tackled a marathon recently? Let us know in the comments below

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