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Amy Hughes completes '53 marathon record'

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A woman from Shropshire has set what could be a new world record by running 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days.

Amy Hughes, a 26-year-old sports therapist, from Oswestry, completed her last marathon in Manchester earlier.

She first broke the women's record by running 17 back-to-back marathons and has now eclipsed the men's current record of 52 consecutive marathons.

Ms Hughes, who has so far raised more than £23,000 for charity, started her challenge on 6 August in Chester.

She has been raising money for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation which was set up after her friend's daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Ms Hughes said she would consider a similar challenge in the future but in the short term she would be having a week off before going back to her day job.

Her record still needs to be validated by Guinness World Records before it is official.

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