Sunday, September 14, 2008

69 Marathons for Pauline

A British woman has just completed her 69th marathon - on her 69th birthday.

Pauline Newsholme of Devon began long distance running in 1982, to raise money for a children's charity after her young daughter, Clare, was paralyzed following complications from measles. Clare recovered and Pauline continued to run for charity.

Her latest marathon was in Edinburgh, and she has raised about £20,000 so far. "I may be at the age when most grannies are taking it easy, but not me," she said. "I'm not ready to hang up my running shoes just yet."

Go, granny, go.


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