Athletics Weekly - - Dip Finish -

JES­SICA BRUCE has set a world marathon best for a marathon while push­ing a dou­ble buggy.

The mother-of-two from Bris­tol clocked 3:22:05 in Abing­don and told the BBC the pram was “huge with re­ally big wheels and full-on sus­pen­sion and, with the two of them in the buggy, I’m push­ing about 30kg”.

She added: “Hills are par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult, downs are a bit eas­ier and we tend to go faster there but flats and any kind of in­cline re­ally hurt.

“It’s a long time in the seat [for chil­dren, Daniel and Emilia] but there’s so much go­ing on and they ab­so­lutely love it.”

The Head­ing­ton Road Run­ner is a for­mer Welsh in­ter­na­tional run­ner and Ox­ford Univer­sity ath­lete and has also bro­ken the world best for run­ning a marathon with a sin­gle baby buggy – with a time of 3:17:52 – whereas her non-buggy-push­ing marathon PB is 2:58.

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