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This Amateur Runner is Attempting to Break a Pretty Insane World Record

This Amateur Runner is Attempting to Break a Pretty Insane World Record

As you moan about something trivial this week, spare a thought for this amateur runner, who is attempting to break a pretty insane world record.

Neil Lennon (no, not that one) from London, is attempting to break the ‘Le Jog’ world record for the quickest time travelling from Lands End to John O’Groats entirely on foot.

The current world record is 9 days 2 hours and 26 minutes, which means that Neil needs to run the equivalent of not one, not two but THREE marathons every day in order to achieve his target and become the new record holder.

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Although he’s a keen runner, he doesn’t come from a particularly sporting background – and he’s having to do it all whilst the UK experiences a mini heatwave.

So, when you’re feeling sorry for yourself about your commute to work, or can’t be bothered to go to the gym, just think of Neil and his gruelling task.

Monday was the first day of Neil’s attempt and managed to run a staggering 105km. At the time this article was published, Neil appears to be somewhere around Exeter and If you want to keep up to date with his progress, you can do so here. 

Neil is also raising money for Cancer Research UK, and if you can spare a few quid, you can donate here.

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