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Julia finishes London Marathon at 23 weeks pregnant!

Mon, 02 May 2011

For most people running 26 miles would be a tough and daunting challenge, but not least for a Peel woman who recently ran the London Marathon at nearly 6 months pregnant.


It had been Julia Furner's ambition to do the London Marathon for several years and it was only after she managed to secure a place that she found out she was expecting.


Julia says she's a bit of a fitness fanatic and has kept up her exercise routine throughout her pregnancy.


The 23 year old says she just planned to do what was comfortable on the day and took it mile by mile.


She managed to run for the first 13 miles, then walked and jogged the rest of the distance.


She completed the marathon in a time of 6 hours and 4 minutes.


Julia hasn't ruled out doing part of the Parish Walk in June, by which time she'll be around 7 and a half months pregnant!


Full interview Julia can be found below.




  • Amy Mulhern chats to Julia Furner


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