Stilt walker Michelle wants marathon world record back!

A Rushden woman is preparing to recapture an unusual world record she first broke ten years ago - taking on the London Marathon in stilts.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 8:14 pm

Michelle Frost first broke the record ten years ago when she completed the 26.2 mile route in eight hours and 25 minutes.

However, her record was subsequently broken by a brother and sister from Hammersmith in London, George and Charley Phillips, who crossed the line in six hours and 50 minutes.

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Michelle said: “I have chosen this year to take the London Marathon on once again to try and reclaim the world record.”

This year’s London Marathon takes place on April 22.

Michelle added; “I am taking on the Marathon to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, to raise some much needed awareness for this dreadful disease.

“Motor Neurone Disease is a rapidly-progressing disease that affects the brain and the spinal cord.

“It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk, swallow and eventually breathe.

“Up to 5,000 adults are living with the disease at anyone time in the UK.”

Michelle recently completed a test-run by completing a half marathon in London earlier this month (pictured).

If you would like to sponsor Michelle, visit her Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Frost5.