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A Granny At 63 Wins 707 Mile Marathon

By Cara

A granny has entered the record books after she completed 27 consecutive fund raising marathons.

The 63 year old grandma, Rosie Swale, ran for the final step in her toiling 707 mile journey.

Swale was “tired but very happy" when she crossed the finish line in Tudor Square, in her home town of Tenby, in west Wales.

“Although I am actually 63 doing something like this makes me feel as though I am really 36. It was fantastic. I crossed the finish line in Tudor Square, in Tenby, and it was like a dream come true," said Swale.

On her win, Rosie said that maybe one can't always get what they want but one should always try to reach out.

The 27-day race schedule took Swale from Bristol to London and from Tunbridge Wells to Bury St Edmunds.

The money raised from the races will be donated to Ty Hafan children's hospice in Cardiff and Helen & Douglas House in Oxford.

Once Swale achievement is officially confirmed, she will become the first woman ever to run so many consecutive marathons.

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Story first published: Monday, May 3, 2010, 15:53 [IST]
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