Kit-Kats and Guinness – The Scotsman on William Sichel

Kit-Kats and Guinness – the way to prepare for 21 marathons

Published Date: 03 January 2009
By Mike Merritt

A SCOTTISH athlete has won one of the hardest races on earth, running for three days in the Arizona desert, as part of his pursuit of Scottish athletics’ oldest record.
William Sichel combated freezing temperatures at night and more than 100F during the day during the Across the Years 72-hour event in Phoenix.

The former cancer sufferer from Orkney clocked up 269.36 miles in three days – some 34 miles more than his nearest rival – after running virtually non-stop into the New Year.
But the event was mere preparation for his toughest race yet – to cover more than 567 miles in six days, the equivalent of running more than the distance between Edinburgh and Paris.
By completing more than 21 non-stop marathons, Mr Sichel will smash the oldest record in Scottish athletic history, set 126 years ago…

Read the whole article on The Scotsman.com

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