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Runner completes World Record Marathon Challenge has ran 60 marathons in 60 days for animal charity SPANA.

Runner Alice Burch from Southampton has completed her world record-breaking challenge by running 60 marathons in 60 consecutive days to raise money for working animal charity SPANA. She ran a marathon every day from 1 October to 29 November, clocking up a total of 1,572 miles. Alice Burch 1

The thirty-four year-old mum, who runs her own marine recruitment firm Seamariner, has beaten the current world records, which stand at 17 marathons in consecutive days by a female runner and 52 marathons by a male runner.

Alice ran her final marathon on Sunday 29 November at the Outdoor Sports Centre in Bassett, Southampton, cheered on by friends and family. By the end of the 60-day challenge, she had covered 1,572 miles – further than the distance from Southampton to Marrakech.

She took on the challenge to raise funds for working animal charity SPANA, which provides free veterinary treatment to working animals – such as horses, donkeys and camels – in developing countries around the world. She was inspired to fundraise by the loss of a close friend, who was a supporter of the charity, in a tragic accident last year.

To support Alice and help raise funds for SPANA, or for more information about the 60:60 challenge, visit: www.spana.org/6060.