Fiona Oakes

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Fiona Oakes

Fiona Oakes is a British marathon runner, who holds four world records for marathon running.[1][2][3][4] In 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a knee cap from an illness when she was 17.[5] Fiona has been vegan since 6 years old.[6] She runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary[7] and is a patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society.[8]

World records[edit]

In 2013, Oakes became the fastest female in aggregate time to complete a marathon on each continent (23h:27m:40s);[1] the fastest female in aggregate time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (28h:20m:50s);[2] and the fastest female in elapsed time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (225 days and 18 hours).[3] In 2018 Oakes broke her 4th Guinness World record by becoming the fastest female to run a half marathon in an animal costume (dressed as a Cow) in Tromso, Norway (1h:32m:24s).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent, aggregate (female)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Fastest aggregate time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (female)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (female)". Guinness World Records. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Fastest time to complete a half marathon in an animal costume (female)". Guinness World Records. 2018-06-16. Retrieved 2018-08-08. 
  5. ^ "About". The Fiona Oakes Foundation. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Fiona Oakes: Vegan Marathon Runner". Viva La Vegan!. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "About Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary". Towerhillstables.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  8. ^ "CAPS - Who we are". Captiveanimals.org. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 

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