Monday, April 4, 2016
Youngest to complete 100 Marathons: Gill Verdin breaks Guinness World Records record
LONDON, UK -- Runner Gill Verdin, from Kirkby completed her first marathon when she was 20 - but last year she took part in more than 60 and now she has become the Youngest woman to complete 100 Marathons, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Gill Verdin, from Kirkby has become the youngest woman to join the 100 Marathon Club.
The Guinness World Records world record for the youngest female to run 100 marathons is Elizabeth Tunna (UK, b. 23 Oct. 1986), aged 24 years 351 days when she completed the Chester Marathon in Chester, Cheshire, UK, on 9 October 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest yoga marathon lasted 40 hours and 15 minutes and was achieved by Yogaraj C.P. (India) in Hong Kong, China on 15 February 2015.
She said she was spurred on by fellow members of the Liverpool Running Club who also wanted to reach the goal of 100 marathons.
Gill has taken part in races all across the country, as well as in Berlin and Rome, The Liverpool Echo reports.
Gill completed her 100th marathon in Tyldesley, near Leigh, on Sunday (March 20).
Gill said her top tip for budding marathon runners would be to "enjoy it". She said: "Just listen to your body, what works for other people might not work for you so just see what happens."
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