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Vicki runs 26 marathons in 26 days - all in the name of art
10:02am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A NORTH Essex mum ran 26 marathons in 26 days along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile - and it was all in the name of art.
Performance artist Vicki Weitz, 38, wanted to explore the links between art and sport, especially the anticipation of taking on such a task and the mental challenges she would face en route.
After a lot of thought, the mum-of-two from Halstead settled on running up and down the Royal Mile 13 times a day for 26 days.
The challenge, similar to that undertaken by comedian Eddie Izzard, who in 2009 ran 43 marathons in 51 days, was successfully completed on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
See Friday's Gazette for the full story
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