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Susannah Gill

Susannah is the female World Record Holder for running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days and author of “Running around the World: How I ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.”

She completed the feat when taking part in World Marathon Challenge in February 2019 which saw her run 295km and travel 55,000 miles in 168 hours. She finished 6 of the 7 marathons in first place, with an average race time of 3 hours 28 minutes and 9 seconds which smashed the previous record of 3 hours 55 minutes. She ran in aid of SportsAid and raised over £19,000 for the charity which supports Great Britain’s next generation of athletes.

Her best marathon time is 2 hours 56 minutes which was achieved at the Manchester Marathon in April 2019 where she was the 19th woman to cross the line. At the 2012 London Marathon she set a a Guinness World Record for the fastest woman dressed as an animal, completing the race in a time of 3 hours 18 minutes dressed as a peacock, only to beaten by a tortoise a few years later.

Aside from the 60+ marathons she has completed over the last decade, Susannah has run a number of ultra-marathons, including 100km (her new best time achieved last month), 100 mile and 24-hour races. Her favourite races to date have been the 100km Pharaonic Race around Cairo in 2012 where she was first woman and third overall, along with a 100km Thames Path Challenge from Henley to Putney along the river Thames which she won in 10 hours 17 minutes in 2017.

She is a qualified personal trainer alongside her full-time job as a Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs for The Alizeti Group, having worked in horseracing, betting and politics since graduating from Exeter University with a degree in History in 2006.

Susannah’s book – “Running Around the World: How I ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days” – sets out how she trained for and achieved a world record. Through her website – www.wecanbeamazing.com – she wants to inspire others to realise we can all be amazing.

Susannah runs on the streets of London and up and down the hills of Shropshire, England.