SUSIE CHAN

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Runner's World (UK) - - Social Media -

To many of the run­ning Twit­terati, Susie Chan and en­durance go to­gether like ham and eggs, Bo­gie and Ba­call, blis­ters and marathons. In just six years the 42-year-old mother of one has gone from not run­ning at all to be­com­ing – ar­guably – the face of Bri­tish am­a­teur ul­tra run­ning. In 2011 Chan was signed up to a half marathon by her brother, which she fin­ished in 2:17, be­com­ing bit­ten by the bug in the process. From there she worked her way up through the dis­tances and has now racked up three Marathon Des Sables fin­ishes, com­pleted the 230km Jun­gle Ul­tra Marathon through the Ama­zon and snaf­fled a Guin­ness World Record for the fur­thest dis­tance run on a tread­mill in 12 hours (68.54 miles) – and that’s just a few of her achieve­ments. Through­out she has en­thu­si­as­ti­cally chron­i­cled her jour­ney on so­cial me­dia, en­ter­tain­ing her fol­low­ing with heart-on­sleeve mus­ings, jokes, moans, trade­mark on-the-run self­ies, midrace rants from deep in­side multi-day ul­tras, as well as daily up­dates from her bull­dog, Roy, who has his own In­sta­gram ac­count. This ded­i­ca­tion to con­nect­ing with other run­ners of all lev­els (Chan es­ti­mates she spends over three hours a day post­ing on­line) has led to of­fers of work from brands and events, as well as in­vi­ta­tions to run yet more races all over the world. One of these, will be the Bad­wa­ter Ul­tra Marathon, a 135-mile slog through Death Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, in tem­per­a­tures that reach 130F. Susie will tackle this in 2019. Loads of time to train.

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