Former Highfields pupil to attempt a world record

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A former Highfields School pupil is to attempt a world record by running 360 miles continuously, with absolutely no breaks – not even to sleep!

Will Wragg, who now lives in Brisbane with his wife Zoe, is originally from Lea and will attempt the mammoth challenge – the equivalent of roughly 14 marathons – in just 65 hours.

Last year, the athlete completed the 50 marathons in 50 days successfully, running a marathon every single day starting in November and finishing early December, and raised an impressive $11,000 for his chosen charity, Young Care.

Will said: “Well, the 50 marathons, though enjoyable and it truly helped me to learn about myself, my body and running it didn’t touch my boundaries and my limits. I know this challenge will be the closest thing I could ever get to and out-of-body experience and that I find challenging and exciting, yet daunting.

Could I fail? Definitely. But every amazing challenge has an element of doubt or, it’s not worth doing. I want to be an adventurer and want to show how far the body can go and what we can achieve and lock in to the running theories and philosophies of old.”

The charity Will is running for is Red kite, an organisation that supports cancer patients and their families during their health struggles with all that they need.

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