Thursday, 28 February 2013
At the beginning of March, grandmother Jennifer Murray, best known for flying round the world both East and West and North and South, will set out to overcome age, injury and her critics when she takes on the toughest footrace on the planet, the Atacama Desert in Chile, in the hopes of raising £50,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jennifer ran straight in to the record books once more as is the oldest woman ever to have attempted this race, and is the oldest competitor in the race by ten years.
This is no ordinary race, and along with running partner, Head of Macmillan Support Line, Blanca Fernandez, Jennifer will be racing across a vast Chilean desert that is 50 times drier than Death Valley and widely known as the driest place on earth. The race itself is an epic 250km self-supported race lasting six days, in other words a marathon a day for six straight days in temperatures reaching as high as over 40C.